# Definitions for **vector**ˈvɛk tər

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **vector**

### Princeton's WordNet

vector(noun)

a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

vector(noun)

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

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"

vector(noun)

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

### Wiktionary

vector(Noun)

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

vector(Noun)

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

vector(Noun)

Any member of a (generalized) vector space.

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

vector(Noun)

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

vector(Noun)

A carrier of a disease-causing agent.

vector(Noun)

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

vector(Noun)

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

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.

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.

vector(Verb)

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

vector(Noun)

A one-dimensional array.

**Origin:** From vector, from veho.

### Webster Dictionary

Vector(noun)

same as Radius vector

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

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

### Freebase

Euclidean vector

In mathematics, physics, and engineering, a Euclidean vector is a geometric object that has magnitude and direction and can be added to other vectors according to vector algebra. A Euclidean vector is frequently represented by a line segment with a definite direction, or graphically as an arrow, connecting an initial point A with a terminal point B, and denoted by A vector is what is needed to "carry" the point A to the point B; the Latin word vector means "carrier". It was first used by 18th century astronomers investigating planet rotation around the Sun. The magnitude of the vector is the distance between the two points and the direction refers to the direction of displacement from A to B. Many algebraic operations on real numbers such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and negation have close analogues for vectors, operations which obey the familiar algebraic laws of commutativity, associativity, and distributivity. These operations and associated laws qualify Euclidean vectors as an example of the more generalized concept of vectors defined simply as elements of a vector space.

### Anagrams of vector »

covert

# Translations for **vector**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- wektorAfrikaans
- vectorCatalan, Valencian
- vektor, přenašečCzech
- vektorDanish
- VektorGerman
- διάνυσμα, άνυσμαGreek
- vektoroEsperanto
- vectorSpanish
- بردارPersian
- vektori, kurssi, tartunnanlevittäjä, taudinkantajaFinnish
- vecteurFrench
- וקטורHebrew
- सदिशHindi
- bacilusgazda, vektorHungarian
- vektoroIdo
- vigurIcelandic
- vettoreItalian
- ベクトルJapanese
- 벡터Korean
- vektoriusLithuanian
- vektorsLatvian
- чиглэлMongolian
- सदिशMarathi
- vektorMalay
- vector, koersDutch
- vektorNorwegian
- vectorPortuguese
- переносчик, массив, носитель, вектор, курс, направлениеRussian
- вектор, vektorSerbo-Croatian
- vektorSlovene
- vektorSwedish
- திசையன்Tamil
- yöney, vektörTurkish

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