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Scalar vs. Vector

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Scalaradjective

(mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction

Vectornoun

(mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.

Scalaradjective

(computer science) Consisting of a single value (e.g. integer or string) rather than multiple values (e.g. array)

Vectornoun

(mathematics) An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the signed difference between two points.

Scalaradjective

Of, or relating to scale

Vectornoun

(mathematics) Any member of a (generalized) vector space.

‘The vectors in {\mathbb Q}[X] are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is \textstyle x^{42}+\frac1{137}x-1.’;

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Scalaradjective

(music) Of or pertaining to a musical scale.

Vectornoun

(aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.

Scalarnoun

(mathematics) A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector

Vectornoun

(epidemiology) A carrier of a disease-causing agent.

Scalarnoun

(electronics) An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input

Vectornoun

(sociology) A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.

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Scalarnoun

In the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction; - distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction.

Vectornoun

(psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.

Scalarnoun

a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

Vectornoun

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.en

Scalaradjective

of or relating to a directionless magnitude;

‘scalar implicatures’;

Vectornoun

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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Vectornoun

(programming) A one-dimensional array.

Vectornoun

A graphical representation using outlines; vector graphics.

‘a vector image’; ‘vector graphics’;

Vectornoun

(molecular biology) A DNA molecule used to carry genetic information from one organism into another.

Vectorverb

To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.

Vectorverb

(computing) To redirect to a vector, or code entry point.

Vectornoun

Same as Radius vector.

Vectornoun

A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their directions are the same and their magnitudes equal. Cf. Scalar.

Vectornoun

a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

Vectornoun

a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

Vectornoun

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’;

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