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Found 2 items, similar to vector.

**English → English** (WordNet)
Definition: vector
vector
n 1: a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
2: a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose
orientation in space is direction
3: 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”* [syn: transmitter]

**English → English** (gcide)
Definition: Vector
Vector *\Vec"tor\*, n. [L., a bearer, carrier. fr. vehere, vectum,
to carry.]
1. Same as Radius vector.
[1913 Webster]
2. (Math.) 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.
[1913 Webster]
Note: In a triangle, either side is the vector sum of the
other two sides taken in proper order; the process
finding the vector sum of two or more vectors is vector
addition (see under Addition).
[1913 Webster]

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