Meaning of “vector” in the English Dictionary

"vector" in British English

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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 of malaria.

(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 direction represents direction and length represents size

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)