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'''Locus''' is essentially a synonym for [[set]]. It is used most frequently in [[geometry]]. | '''Locus''' is essentially a synonym for [[set]]. It is used most frequently in [[geometry]]. | ||

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+ | '''Circle:''' | ||

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+ | A [[circle]] is the '''locus''' of all points a certain distance from a given center. | ||

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+ | '''Parabola:''' | ||

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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>. |

## Revision as of 12:18, 12 July 2006

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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 .