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Vector Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about ve
  • a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a variable quantity that can be resolved into components ,
  • a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction ,
  • any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

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Vector Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A vector is a mathematical object that has a size, called the magnitude, and a direction.

For example, a vector would be used to show the distance and direction something moved in. If you ask for directions, and a person says "Walk one kilometer towards North", that's a vector. If he'd say "Walk one kilometer", without showing a direction, it would be a scalar.

Vectors are usually represented as a line with an arrow at the end.



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  • Vector Group to Host Third Quarter 2014 Results Conference Call
    Vector Group Ltd. will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss its third quarter 2014 results on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. . Read more on this news related to 'Vector'
  • Vector looking at Auckland outage compensation
    Vector says it will definitely look at compensation for the recent power outage in Auckland, but it's too early to visit that yet. Read more on this news related to 'Vector'
  • Vector warns on $80 mln hit from falling electricity consumption, CEO says
    Vector, the Auckland lines company, says falling electricity consumption will cost it up to $80 million because of the way it's regulated, according to chief executive Simon Mackenzie. The lines company's electricity and gas distribution business is regulated by the Commerce Commission, and the regulator's forecasting doesn't recognise declining el Read more on this news related to 'Vector'

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