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vectornoun [C]

uk   /ˈvek.tər/  us   /-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 ​lengthrepresentssizevector 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)
Translations of “vector”
in Spanish vector, portador…
in Vietnamese vectơ, vectơ bay…
in Malaysian vektor…
in Thai เวกเตอร์, พาหะของโรค, ดีเอ็นเอพาหะ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计算, 矢量, 向量…
in Indonesian vektor, pembawa penyakit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 計算, 向量…
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