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vectornoun [C]

uk   /ˈvek.tər/  us   /ˈvek.tɚ/ specialized
  • vector noun [C] (CALCULATION)

physics something ​physical such as a ​force that has ​size and ​direction
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vector quantity
something that can be ​represented by a vector
  • vector noun [C] (ANIMAL)

biology an ​insect or ​animal that ​carries a ​disease from one ​animal or ​plant to another: Mosquitoes are the vectors ofmalaria.
(Definition of vector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vectornoun [C]

 /ˈvek·tər/
physics a ​representation of something that has both ​direction and ​size, usually an ​arrow whose ​directionrepresentsdirection and ​lengthrepresentssize
vector quantity physics
A vector ​quantity is something that can be ​represented by a vector.
(Definition of vector from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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