(Latin: place; from place to place; where something is positioned or situated)
2. To situate or to assign a place to someone: The European firm wants to locate some of its employees to its sister company in San Francisco.
3. To be established in a particular place: Ted's bank is located in the center of town so all the residents can go there conveniently.
This phrase is a tool of the scholar. Abbreviated loc.cit., it is used in footnotes to refer a reader to a passage that was previously cited; for example, Jones, loc.cit.
After the school trip was canceled because of the tornadoes, the money was reallocated to pay for the cost of a different trip at a time when things were more normal.
Because Mr. Johnson had a new job in Boston, the family had to relocate to the new city and buy a house.2. To become established in a new area: Because his firm was relocated to the West, the Lawson family had to move to Los Angeles so the father could continue his employment with the company.