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vector meaning

[ 'vektə ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "vector""vector" in a sentence
MeaningMobile
  • Noun: vector  vektu(r)
    1. A variable quantity that can be resolved into components 
    2. A straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction 
    3. 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"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
      - transmitter 
    4. (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell

    Derived forms: vectors

    Type of: agent, straight line, variable, variable quantity, virus

    Encyclopedia: Vector


  • [Economics]
    A compact notation used to refer to a list of variables, which may themselves be numbers or algebraic expressions. A vector may be written as a row, so that 0198607679.vector.2.jpg , or as a column, so that 0198607679.vector.2.jpg A vector with N elements is said to be of dimension N. Vectors provide a convenient notation for referring to lists of the quantities or prices of goods.

  • [Electronics]
    1. A quantity having direction (in two or three dimensions) and magnitude.
    2. A graphical representation of a quantity, as defined in
    1. It consists of a straight arrow indicating the direction, and whose length is proportional to the magnitude.

  • [Law]
    A living organism capable of carrying a biological agent or toxin to a host. 18 USC

  • [Medicine]
    n
    1 : a quantity that has magnitude and direction and that is usu. represented by part of a straight line with the given direction and with a length representing the magnitude
    2 : an organism (as an insect) that transmits a pathogen from one organism to another ‹fleas are vectors of plague› —compare CARRIER 1a
    3 : a sequence of genetic material (as a transposon or the genome of a bacteriophage) that can be used to introduce specific genes into the genome of an organism — vec·to·ri·al adj
    2vector
    vt vec·tored; vec·tor·ing : to transmit (a pathogen or disease) from one organism to another : act as a vector for ‹a disease vectored by flies›
    n
    1 : a quantity that has magnitude and direction and that is usu. represented by part of a straight line with the given direction and with a length representing the magnitude
    2 : an organism (as an insect) that transmits a pathogen from one organism to another ‹fleas are vectors of plague› —compare CARRIER 1a
    3 : a sequence of genetic material (as a transposon or the genome of a bacteriophage) that can be used to introduce specific genes into the genome of an organism — vec·to·ri·al adj

  • [Computer]
    1. <mathematics> A member of a vector space.

    2. <graphics> A line or movement defined by its end points, or by the current position and one other point. See vector graphics.

    3. <operating system> A memory location containing the address of some code, often some kind of exception handler or other operating system service. By changing the vector to point to a different piece of code it is possible to modify the behaviour of the operating system.

    Compare hook.

    4. <programming> A one-dimensional array.
Examples
  • Angular momentum is an axial vector quantity.
  • These are inserted into a cloning vector.
  • The vector product is said to be anticommutative.
  • Bold type is often used for vectors.
  • The strain vector is a scalar quantity.
  • We use boldface type for vectors.
  • The order of adding the vectors is unimportant.
  • An axial vector may itself enter into a vector product.
  • An axial vector may itself enter into a vector product.
  • The vector z is known as the state vector of the system.
  • More examples:  1  2  3  4  5
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