Associations to the word «Vector»


VECTOR, noun. (mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.
VECTOR, noun. (mathematics) An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the signed difference between two points.
VECTOR, noun. (mathematics) Any member of a (generalized) vector space.
VECTOR, noun. (aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.
VECTOR, noun. ​(epidemiology) A carrier of a disease-causing agent.
VECTOR, noun. (sociology) A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.
VECTOR, noun. (psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.
VECTOR, noun. 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.
VECTOR, noun. (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.
VECTOR, noun. (programming) A one-dimensional array.
VECTOR, noun. (molecular biology) A DNA molecule used to carry genetic information from one organism into another.
VECTOR, verb. To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.
VECTOR ALGEBRA, noun. (mathematics) The branch of mathematics that deals with vectors and operations on them.
VECTOR BOSON, noun. (physics) Any of a family of gauge bosons having a spin quantum number of one
VECTOR FIELD, noun. (mathematics) A construction in which each point in a Euclidean space is associated with a vector; a function whose range is a vector space.
VECTOR FIELD, noun. (differential geometry) A function which associates, to each point on a surface, a vector in the tangent plane of that point.
VECTOR FIELDS, noun. Plural of vector field
VECTOR FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) Any function whose range is n-dimensional
VECTOR FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of vector function
VECTOR GRAPHICS, noun. (computing) the use of geometrical primitives based upon mathematical equations to represent images in computer graphics, contrasted with raster graphics.
VECTOR IMAGE, noun. (computing) An image file where the image’s elements (such as lines, circles and subimages) are stored as individual objects, as opposed to a raster or bitmap which stores the image’s pixels.
VECTOR PRODUCT, noun. (vector) a vector with the size given by the product of two vectors computed as the product of the magnitudes of the vectors and the sine of the angle between their directions, and directed perpendicular to the given two vectors, with positive orientation.
VECTOR PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of vector product
VECTOR SPACE, noun. (mathematics) A type of set of vectors that satisfies a specific group of constraints.
VECTOR SPACES, noun. Plural of vector space
VECTOR SUM, noun. (mathematics) The vector whose initial and final points are those of a series of other vectors laid end to end.
VECTOR SUMS, noun. Plural of vector sum
VECTOR VERB, noun. (linguistics) Synonym of light verb.
VECTOR VERBS, noun. Plural of vector verb

Dictionary definition

VECTOR, noun. A variable quantity that can be resolved into components.
VECTOR, noun. A straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction.
VECTOR, noun. Any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects".
VECTOR, noun. (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell.

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery