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Etymology: L, locus, place, atus, process
a specific place in the memory of a computer where a unit of information is stored.


As used in UK healthcare, any site where events pertinent to the NHS occur.

Hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries, clinics, NHS board offices, nursing homes and schools. Each location has a 5-character “institution code”.


Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire


a characteristic of data, for example those indicating central tendency, such as median, mean, mode.

Patient discussion about location

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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The utility of intercepting real-time flows of personal locational data is not simply that it allows for the tracking of known persons/persons of interest, but it is furthermore central to target development.
From these private allocations, externalities can be anticipated which create localized stress and locational conflict.
Specifically, we show that tax-motivated corporate locational decisions can lead to an efficiency cost to the extent that corporations are steered into suboptimal legal regimes from a corporate law standpoint.
In spontaneous speech almost 50% of all utterances contain deictic spatial information in the form of a directional verb or a locational enclitic or verb, but in the elicitation of descriptions using the visual stimuli this information was often omitted.
A person can use a GPS data collection unit to collect both locational and attribute data.
It is significant, however, that those general texts on retail management/marketing which deal with location do tend to confine their treatment of it to syntheses of the techniques of locational analysis developed by geographers, summaries of locational trends, and outlines of public planning policies which impact on retail development (for example, Johnson, 1987; McGoldrick, 1990).
To illustrate the role locational rent plays in locational choice, consider an example where there are two periods of time.
The primary hypothesis of this paper suggests locational attributes will cause shifts in the landowner's derived demand for dwelling attributes because they implicitly reflect each parcel's marginal product.
The propensity of a firm to engage in foreign production is influenced by the combination of ownership specific advantages, internalisation opportunities and locational advantages of the target market (Dunning, 1981).
Credit Suisse's most recent locational quality analysis shows that Cantons Zug and Zurich continue to lead the rankings.
The ratings, on the other hand, draw strength from the company's established track record, the growth in its operations in financial years 2009 to 2011 and the locational advantage of its production unit with its proximity to raw material sources.