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If we have a line <math>l</math> and a point <math>P</math>, a [[parabola]] is the '''locus''' of all points <math>S</math> such that <math>SP=</math> the distance from <math>S</math> to <math>l</math>. | If we have a line <math>l</math> and a point <math>P</math>, a [[parabola]] is the '''locus''' of all points <math>S</math> such that <math>SP=</math> the distance from <math>S</math> to <math>l</math>. | ||

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## Revision as of 09:43, 6 November 2007

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**Locus** is essentially a synonym for set. It is used most frequently in geometry.

## Examples

**Circle:**

A circle is the **locus** of all points a certain distance from a given center.

**Parabola:**

If we have a line and a point , a parabola is the **locus** of all points such that the distance from to .