What does vector mean?

Definitions for vector
ˈvɛk tərvec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vectornoun

    a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

  2. vectornoun

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

  3. vector, transmitternoun

    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. vectornoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. vectornoun

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  2. vectornoun

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  3. vectornoun

    Any member of a (generalized) vector space.

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  4. vectornoun

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  5. vectornoun

    A carrier of a disease-causing agent.

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  6. vectornoun

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  7. vectornoun

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  8. vectornoun

    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.

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  9. vectornoun

    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.

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  10. vectorverb

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

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

  11. vectornoun

    A one-dimensional array.

    Etymology: From vector, from veho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vectornoun

    same as Radius vector

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

  2. Vectornoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of vector in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Steve Mulligan:

    That is very much of a concern because it is the primary vector for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and obviously Zika.

  3. American Academy of Ophthalmology:

    Each of us has a societal responsibility to not function as a vector of a potentially fatal disease, this is an existential crisis. We as physicians must respond to it and support our colleagues and our communities. Be safe.

  4. 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.

  5. Washington Governor Jay Inslee:

    This is a low risk. It appears to have a transmission vector that really should not prevent anyone from going anywhere in Snohomish County, except maybe the isolation ward at the hospital.

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