vector field

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A vector field in electricity.

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vector field (plural vector fields)

  1. (mathematics) A construction in which each point in a Euclidean space is associated with a vector; a function whose range is a vector space.
  2. (differential geometry) A function which associates, to each point on a surface, a vector in the tangent plane of that point.

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