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locus (plural loci) is Latin for "place". It may refer to:


Computers and mathematics[edit]

  • Locus (mathematics), the set of points satisfying a particular condition, often forming a curve
  • LOCUS (operating system), a distributed OS developed at UCLA, notable for single-system image idea
  • Locus Computing Corporation (1982–1995), commercialized the LOCUS distributed operating system developed at UCLA
  • Locus Technologies (1997), an environmental software company that organizes data via the Internet
  • Root locus, a diagram visualizing the position of roots as a parameter changes
  • Wang LOCI (Logarithmic Computing Instrument) an early scientific calculator by Wang



  • Locus (rhetoric), another name for a literary or rhetorical topos, a method of constructing an argument
  • Locus of control, the degree to which people have control event
  • Method of loci, a mnemonic system that uses the spatial memory of a familiar place to enhance recollection
  • HTT Pléthore (Locus Plethore), a Canadian supercar proposed by HTT Automobile in Quebec, Canada

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