Talk:vector

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Adjective[edit]

Never heard of the adjective. Can anyone confirm this meaning? Ncik 11:29, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

It doesn't exist in any other online dictionary. SemperBlotto 13:10, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

I cut the adjective definition:

===Adjective===
vector
  1. of one's liking, fitting with cultural ideals

Rod (A. Smith) 06:03, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Better definition[edit]

is there any better definition od vector? —This unsigned comment was added by 4.37.66.131 (talkcontribs) 2006-07-27T19:46:31.

There are many definitions listed on the entry page. For which sense are you seeking a better definition? Rod (A. Smith) 06:35, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
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vector[edit]

rfd-sense: (psychology) "a recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality"

not in 2 psych dictionaries in this sense, incl APA 2006, contibutor cites one author in edit summary. DCDuring TALK 15:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
A section about Arthur Chickering from Professional Orientation to Counseling may shed some light on this use of the word "vector". It still sounds to me like an application of a generic term for a specific purpose that may not be widely recognized as a new connotation, but I'm not a psychologist (nor do I play one on TV). Interestingly, I hadn't read the edit summary of the addition of this sense before I checked, so the fact that my quick search yielded the same Chickering weakly reinforces the idea that this is a very uncommon connotation, maybe only in use by a single professional. Broader evidence is certainly called for. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:43, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Kept per this cite --Jackofclubs 18:56, 8 June 2009 (UTC)