a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction
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"
(genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell
A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the between two points.
An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the between two points.
Any member of a (generalized) vector space.
The vectors in uE00097910uE001 are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is uE00097911uE001.
A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.
A carrier of a disease-causing agent.
A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.
A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.
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.
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.
To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.
A one-dimensional array.
Origin: From vector, from veho.
same as Radius vector
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of vector in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of vector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of vector in a Sentence
A plan is just a tangent vector on the manifold of reality.
For the moment, we're only tackling two: through blood transfusion and vector transmission, there are still gaps.
What we believe may be happening is national news media attention is like a 'vector' that reaches people who are vulnerable.
That is very much of a concern because it is the primary vector for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and obviously Zika.
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.
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- vectorCatalan, Valencian
- vektor, přenašečCzech
- διάνυσμα, άνυσμαGreek
- vektori, kurssi, tartunnanlevittäjä, taudinkantajaFinnish
- bacilusgazda, vektorHungarian
- vector, koersDutch
- переносчик, массив, носитель, вектор, курс, направлениеRussian
- вектор, vektorSerbo-Croatian
- yöney, vektörTurkish
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