vector

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vector (carrier, transporter), from vehō (I carry, I transport, I bear).

The "person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme" sense derives from the disease sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: vec‧tor
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɛktə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɛktɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛktə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

vector (plural vectors)

  1. (mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.
    • 1914, The New Student's Reference Work:
      As examples of vector quantities may be mentioned the distance between any two given points, a velocity, a force, an acceleration, angular velocity, intensity of magnetization flux of heat.
  2. (mathematics) An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the signed difference between two points.
  3. (mathematics) Any member of a (generalized) vector space.
    The vectors in are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is .
  4. (aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.
  5. (epidemiology) A carrier of a disease-causing agent.
  6. (sociology) A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.
  7. (psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.
  8. The way in which the eyes are drawn across the visual text. The trail that a book cover can encourage the eyes to follow from certain objects to others.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  9. (computing, operating systems) A memory address containing the address of a code entry point, usually one which is part of a table and often one that is dereferenced and jumped to during the execution of an interrupt.
  10. (programming) A one-dimensional array.
    • 2004, Jesse Liberty, ‎Bradley L. Jones, Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days (page 694)
      To create a vector of students in a class, you will want the vector to be large enough []
  11. (molecular biology) A DNA molecule used to carry genetic information from one organism into another.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (programming): The term vector is used loosely when the indices are not (either positive or non-negative) integers.

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vector (third-person singular simple present vectors, present participle vectoring, simple past and past participle vectored)

  1. To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.
    • 1994, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Tendencies
      [] if love is vectored toward an object and Elinor's here flies toward Marianne, Marianne's in turn toward Willoughby.
  2. (computing) To redirect to a vector, or code entry point.

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References[edit]

  • The New Oxford Dictionary of English

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

vector m (plural vectors)

  1. vector

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vector.

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Noun[edit]

vector m (plural vectoren, diminutive vectortje n)

  1. (mathematics) vector, an element of a vector space

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vector m (genitive vectōris); third declension

  1. bearer, carrier
  2. passenger

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vector vectōrēs
genitive vectōris vectōrum
dative vectōrī vectōribus
accusative vectōrem vectōrēs
ablative vectōre vectōribus
vocative vector vectōrēs

Verb[edit]

vector

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of vectō

References[edit]

  • vector in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vector in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • passengers: vectores (Phil. 7. 9. 27)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

vector m (plural vectores)

  1. superseded spelling of vetor.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vector m (plural vectores)

  1. vector

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