vector

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈvɛktə/
  • (US) enPR: vĕk'tər, IPA: /ˈvɛktɚ/
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Noun[change]

Singular
vector

Plural
vectors

A vector
  1. (countable) (mathematics) A vector is a quantity with both a size and a direction.
    In teaching physics, force or velocity vectors can be added to the animation.
  2. (countable) (medicine) A vector is an animal or insect that carries and spreads a disease.
    Other forms of this disease used different insect vectors.