What does scalar mean?

Definitions for scalarˈskeɪ lər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scalar(adj)

    a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

  2. scalar(adj)

    of or relating to a musical scale

    "he played some basic scalar patterns on his guitar"

  3. scalar(adj)

    of or relating to a directionless magnitude (such as mass or speed etc.) that is completely specified by its magnitude

    "scalar quantity"


  1. scalar(Noun)

    A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector

  2. scalar(Noun)

    An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input

  3. scalar(Adjective)

    Having magnitude but not direction

  4. scalar(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to scale

  5. Origin: From scalaris, adjectival form from scala, for *, from scandere; compare scale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scalar(noun)

    in the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction; -- distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction


  1. Scalar

    In linear algebra, real numbers are called scalars and relate to vectors in a vector space through the operation of scalar multiplication, in which a vector can be multiplied by a number to produce another vector. More generally, a vector space may be defined by using any field instead of real numbers, such as complex numbers. Then the scalars of that vector space will be the elements of the associated field. A scalar product operation may be defined on a vector space, allowing two vectors to be multiplied to produce a scalar. A vector space equipped with a scalar product is called an inner product space. The real component of a quaternion is also called its scalar part. The term is also sometimes used informally to mean a vector, matrix, tensor, or other usually "compound" value that is actually reduced to a single component. Thus, for example, the product of a 1×n matrix and an n×1 matrix, which is formally a 1×1 matrix, is often said to be a scalar. The term scalar matrix is used to denote a matrix of the form kI where k is a scalar and I is the identity matrix.

Editors Contribution


    "Scalar", in brief simple terminology, refers to a purposefully increased vibrational energetic frequency with the power to envelop a particular massive area completely rather than merely targeting-in on a specific thing or entity with no affect on the mass area around it.

    For example, in an experiment, a gemstone or piece of metal could be targeted with non-scalar energy to increase its vibration on a table, but the table itself and no other part of the room would be affected.However, with scalar energetics, the entire room would be enveloped with a massive vibrational field of increased frequency.

Anagrams for scalar »

  1. rascal

  2. sacral

  3. lascar


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scalar in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scalar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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