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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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and the EU as the only tracking system and method specifically for luggage tracking, LugTrack employs seamless, intelligent tracking to pinpoint and relay precise locational data to ensure accuracy regardless of connectivity.
Rather, the locational verb--as its label suggests--locates the Figure.
Fujitsu Laboratories created and tested a prototype of a service application to optimize the distribution of staff within a given building, in response to locational data gathered from visitors moving about in the building.
The MNE, as provider of technology, managerial skills, finance and access to the global market, upgrades the locational assets of the less-developed country.
The island has no hinterland, no natural resources and its locational advantages are not guaranteed in perpetuity, yet it is inconceivable, for most people living here, that it will not continue to flourish.
Cases like that of Mrs Evans, where the ambulance crew lost their way on the way to her family farm, ought not to occur if ambulances were equipped with computerised locational equipment.
The "Europeanization" of the national economies will also bring about an all-embracing competition for economic policies in terms of how they arrange their locational factors, which will be evident in their individual tax and social systems, their labor market conditions, etc.
The locational pricing section neatly sketches the physics and economics of efficient transmission system operation.
Modular pallets are lifted, indexed, located, and clamping with an Erowa Power chuck system with locational accuracy and repeatability between the pallet fixture and the machining unit of 2 microns or less.
As for Kobe airport, a new airport in the Kansai region expected to open in fiscal 2005, he said the airport has ''wonderful locational conditions'' and that ANA will study operating flight from there.
What will be new to non-economists are concepts such as agglomeration and scale economies, path dependency, and locational theory.
And it's a very locational painting, physically locating, and it's also dealing with a theater of the absurd in some respect.