scalar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin scālāris, adjectival form from scāla (a flight of steps, stairs, staircase, ladder, scale), for *scadla, from scandere (to climb); compare scale.

Adjective[edit]

scalar (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction
  2. (computer science) Consisting of a single value (e.g. integer or string) rather than multiple values (e.g. array)
  3. Of, or relating to scale

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Noun[edit]

scalar (plural scalars)

  1. (mathematics) A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector
  2. (electronics) An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input

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