- The definition of an array is a group of persons or things displayed in a pattern.
- A formation of soldiers is an example of an array.
- A rainbow of colors is an example of an array of colors.
- To array is defined as to display objects in an orderly or decorative way.
To line-up floats in a parade is an example of array.
array definition by Webster's New World
- to place in order; marshal (troops for battle, etc.)
- to dress in fine or showy attire; deck out
Origin: Middle English arraien ; from Old French areer ; from Midieval Latin an unverified form arredare, to put in order ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush Germanic an unverified form raid-: for Indo-European base see ride
- an orderly grouping or arrangement, esp. of troops
- troops in order; military force
- an impressive display of assembled persons or things
- fine clothes; finery
- Comput. a group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
- Math., Statistics a systematic arrangement of numbers or symbols in rows and columns
array definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ar·rayed, ar·ray·ing, ar·rays
- To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement: arrayed the whole regiment on the parade ground.
- To dress in finery; adorn.
- An orderly, often imposing arrangement: an array of royal jewels.
- An impressively large number, as of persons or objects: an array of heavily armed troops; an array of spare parts. See Synonyms at display.
- Splendid attire; finery.
- Mathematics a. A rectangular arrangement of quantities in rows and columns, as in a matrix.b. Numerical data linearly ordered by magnitude.
- Computer Science An arrangement of memory elements in one or more planes.
Origin: Middle English arraien, from Anglo-Norman arraier, from Vulgar Latin *arrēdāre; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.
array - Business Definition
array - Computer Definition
An ordered arrangement of data elements. A vector is a one dimensional array, a matrix is a two-dimensional array. Most programming languages have the ability to store and manipulate arrays in one or more dimensions. Multi-dimensional arrays are used extensively in scientific simulation and mathematical processing; however, an array can be as simple as a pricing table held in memory for instant access by an order entry program. See subscript.
array - Legal Definition
array - Science Definition
- Mathematics A rectangular arrangement of quantities in rows and columns, as in a matrix.
- Numerical data ordered in a linear fashion, by magnitude.