Vector meaning

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The definition of a vector is a quantity that has both size and direction, or an insect that is a carrier of a disease-producing organism.

An example of a vector is wind speed because it is measured with two factors - speed and direction.

An example of a vector is a disease carrying bug.

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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.
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An organism, such as a mosquito or tick, that carries disease-causing microorganisms from one host to another.
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A bacteriophage, plasmid, or other agent that transfers genetic material from one cell to another.
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A force or influence.
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To guide (a pilot or aircraft, for example) by means of radio communication according to vectors.
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An animal, esp. an insect, that transmits a disease-producing organism from a host to an uninfected animal or plant.
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The particular course followed or to be followed, as by an aircraft; compass heading.
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An organism, such as a mosquito or tick, that carries disease-causing microorganisms from one host to another.
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A bacteriophage, plasmid, or other agent that transfers genetic material from one cell to another.
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A quantity, such as the velocity of an object or the force acting on an object, that has both magnitude and direction.
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An organism, such as a mosquito or tick, that spreads pathogens from one host to another.
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A bacteriophage, plasmid, or other agent that transfers genetic material from one cell to another.
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(1) In computer graphics, a line designated by its end points (X-Y or X-Y-Z coordinates). When a circle is drawn, it is made up of many small vectors. See vector graphics and graphics.
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A mathematical expression of a quantity, such as velocity, that possesses both magnitude (i.e., amplitude) and direction, and that may or may not be a function of time. See also amplitude.
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A directed line segment of such an expression. See also HCV and VQC.
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A set of numbers in an order that has meaning when each position is mapped to a corresponding dimension.
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In video, a frequency or series of frequencies associated with a video signal. See also vector quantization.
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(mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.
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(mathematics) An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the signed difference between two points.
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(mathematics) Any member of a (generalized) vector space.

The vectors in are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is .

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(aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.
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(epidemiology) A carrier of a disease-causing agent.
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(sociology) A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.
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(psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.
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(computing, operating systems) 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.
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(programming) A one-dimensional array.
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To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.
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A course or direction, as of an airplane.
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To guide (a pilot, aircraft, missile, etc.) by means of a vector sent by radio.
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Origin of vector

  • Latin carrier from vehere vect- to carry wegh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • The "person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme" sense derives from the disease sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin vector (“carrier"), from vehō (“I carry, I bear").

    From Wiktionary