Scalar meaning

skālər, -lär
A device that yields an output equal to the input multiplied by a constant, as in a linear amplifier.
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(electronics) An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input.
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Of or relating to a scalar.
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In, on, or involving a scale or scales.
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Designating or of a quantity that has magnitude but no direction in space, as volume or temperature.
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A scalar quantity.
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A quantity, such as mass, length, or speed, whose only property is magnitude; a number.
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A single item or value. Contrast with vector and array, which are made up of multiple values. See scalar processor.
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(mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction.
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Of, or relating to scale.
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(mathematics) A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector.
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Origin of scalar

  • Latin scālāris of a ladder from scālae ladder scale2

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

  • 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