Vector Definition

vĕktər
vectors
noun
vectors
A mathematical expression denoting a combination of magnitude and direction, as velocity.
Webster's New World
A one-dimensional array.
American Heritage
An animal, esp. an insect, that transmits a disease-producing organism from a host to an uninfected animal or plant.
Webster's New World
A directed line segment representing such an expression.
Webster's New World
An element of a vector space.
American Heritage
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verb
vectors

To guide (a pilot, aircraft, missile, etc.) by means of a vector sent by radio.

Webster's New World
To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.
Wiktionary
other

In video, a frequency or series of frequencies associated with a video signal. See also vector quantization.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Vector

Noun

Singular:
vector
Plural:
vectors

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

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