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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.

More discussions about location
References in classic literature ?
In the same remarkable way they never forget the location of any place to which they have ever been, and know that of many of which they have only heard from others who have visited them.
Here it was that the Ithaca came to anchor in a little harbor, while her crew under von Horn, and the Malay first mate, Bududreen, accompanied Professor Maxon in search of a suitable location for a permanent camp.
Her one grievance against her place in the little house was its lonesome location.
A taxpayer commuting between his residence and a temporary work location outside the metropolitan area where the taxpayer lives and normally works can deduct daily transportation expenses as business expenses.
The battle will come home Friday when 6,000 directors, location scouts and location promoters will attend the Locations '98 exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Now in its fourth year, the conference will focus on the convergence of location technology among enterprise IT solutions, geographic information systems, and mobile location-based services," said Joe Francica, chairman of the event.
Demand for Location Enabled Search On the Rise II-10
And while his first year in business wasn't as profitable as he would have liked, Gist, whose firm brought in close to $200,000 in sales in 2004, says he "wouldn't change a thing" about his early location decisions.
99-7, daily transportation expenses that an employee incurred traveling between his residence a temporary work location were deductible business expenses.
The WheriFind is a small self-contained, battery-powered, fully portable GSM cellular and GPS locating device with an internal antenna that can be easily used for the short term location monitoring of any asset or vehicle.
However, the costs of going between one business location and another generally are deductible under Sec.
the Location Systems Company[TM], today announced that it is collaborating with PanGo Networks, Inc.