Definitions for VECTORˈvɛk tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vector(noun)

    a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

  2. vector(noun)

    a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

  3. vector, transmitter(noun)

    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"

  4. vector(noun)

    (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell


  1. vector(Noun)

    A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the between two points.

  2. vector(Noun)

    An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the between two points.

  3. vector(Noun)

    Any member of a (generalized) vector space.

    The vectors in uE00097910uE001 are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is uE00097911uE001.

  4. vector(Noun)

    A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.

  5. vector(Noun)

    A carrier of a disease-causing agent.

  6. vector(Noun)

    A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.

  7. vector(Noun)

    A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.

  8. vector(Noun)

    The way in which the eyes are drawn across the visual text. The trail that a book cover can encourage the eyes to follow from certain objects to others.

  9. vector(Noun)

    A memory address containing the address of a code entry point, usually one which is part of a table and often one that is dereferenced and jumped to during the execution of an interrupt.

  10. vector(Verb)

    To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.

  11. vector(Noun)

    A one-dimensional array.

  12. Origin: From vector, from veho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vector(noun)

    same as Radius vector

  2. Vector(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L., a bearer, carrier. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vector

    vek′tor, n. (math.) any directed quantity, as a straight line in space, involving both its direction and magnitude.—n. Vectitā′tion, a carrying.—adj. Vectō′rial. [L.,—vehĕre, vectum, to convey.]

Editors Contribution

  1. vector

    that villain guy from the first despicable me movie.

    "my name is no longer Victor, it's VECTOR!"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VECTOR in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VECTOR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. "Scratch" Garrison:

    A plan is just a tangent vector on the manifold of reality.

  2. Sherry Towers:

    What we believe may be happening is national news media attention is like a 'vector' that reaches people who are vulnerable.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    We will see little mini-outbreaks like in Florida or in Texas that can be well-controlled with mosquito vector control. Hopefully, we will not see anything worse than that.

  4. Xavier Castellanos:

    It requires a shift in approach from responding to isolated outbreaks to investment in strategies that cover effective vector control, access to health services and early clinical management.

  5. Bate, Mueller & White, 1971, "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics":

    Equation (1.2-9) is a second order, nonlinear, vector, differential equation which has defied solution in its present form. It is here therefore we depart from the realities of nature to make some simplifying assumptions...

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