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.
The vectors in are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is .
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 Latin vector (“carrier"), from vehÅ (“I carry, I bear").