Scalar Definition

skālər, -lär
noun
A scalar quantity.
Webster's New World
A quantity, such as mass, length, or speed, that is completely specified by its magnitude and has no direction.
American Heritage
A device that yields an output equal to the input multiplied by a constant, as in a linear amplifier.
American Heritage
adjective
Designating or of a quantity that has magnitude but no direction in space, as volume or temperature.
Webster's New World
In, on, or involving a scale or scales.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to a scalar.
American Heritage

(mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Scalar

Noun

Singular:
scalar
Plural:
scalars

Origin of Scalar

  • From Latin scālāris, adjectival form from scāla (“a flight of steps, stairs, staircase, ladder, scale"), for *scadla, from scandere (“to climb"); compare scale.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin scālāris of a ladder from scālae ladder scale2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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