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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

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  • 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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