# Definitions for scalar multiplicationscalar mul·ti·pli·ca·tion

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1. scalar multiplicationnoun

Multiplication of a vector by a scalar (which belongs to the vector space's field of scalars).

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1. Scalar multiplication

In mathematics, scalar multiplication is one of the basic operations defining a vector space in linear algebra. In an intuitive geometrical context, scalar multiplication of a real Euclidean vector by a positive real number multiplies the magnitude of the vector without changing its direction. The term "scalar" itself derives from this usage: a scalar is that which scales vectors. Scalar multiplication is the multiplication of a vector by a scalar, and must be distinguished from inner product of two vectors.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of scalar multiplication in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of scalar multiplication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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