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### Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Vector'

**Vector Meaning and Definition**from

**WordNet (r) 2.0**

- vector
n
- 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" [syn: transmitter]

**Vector Meaning and Definition**from

**Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)**

- Vector \Vec"tor\, n. [L., a bearer, carrier. fr. vehere, vectum,
to carry.]
- Same as Radius vector.
- (Math.) A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their directions are the same their magnitudes equal. Cf. Scalar. Note: In a triangle, either side is the vector sum of the other two sides taken in proper order; the process finding the vector sum of two or more vectors is vector addition (see under Addition).

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### Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Vector'

- Vector: Vector may refer to: In mathematics and physics: Vector (mathematics and physics) In computer science : A one-dimensional array Vector (C++), a
**...** - Euclidean vector: In elementary mathematics , physics , and engineering , a Euclidean vector (sometimes called a geometric or spatial vector or – as here –
**...** - Vector space: A vector space is a mathematical structure formed by a collection of vectors : objects that may be added together and multiplied
**...** - Vector graphics: Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitive s such as point s, lines , curve s, and shapes or polygon (s), which are all based on
**...** - Vector field: In vector calculus , a vector field is an assignment of a vector to each point in a subset of Euclidean space . A vector field in the
**...** - Vector (epidemiology): In epidemiology , a vector is any agent (person, animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits an infectious agent Vectors are
**...** - Vector calculus: Vector calculus (or vector analysis) is a branch of mathematics concerned with differentiation and integration of vector field s,
**...** - Vector (molecular biology): In molecular biology , a vector is a DNA molecule used as a vehicle to transfer foreign genetic material into another cell. vectors are
**...** - Coordinate vector: In linear algebra , a coordinate vector is an explicit representation of a vector in an abstract vector space as an ordered list of
**...** - Vector processor: A vector processor, or array processor, is a central processing unit (CPU) that implements an instruction set containing instructions
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### Words and phrases related to 'Vector'

Axis | Azimuth | Beeline | Carrier | Chord |

Communicability | Contagion | Contagiousness | Contamination | Course |

Diagonal | Diameter |