# vector

## English

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### Etymology

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.

The use of the term “vector” in mathematics was introduced by William Rowan Hamilton when he introduced the quaternion product.

### Pronunciation

• Hyphenation: vec‧tor
• (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɛktə/
• (US) enPR: vĕk'tər, IPA(key): /ˈvɛktɚ/
•  Audio (US) (file)
•  Audio (AU) (file)
• Rhymes: -ɛktə(ɹ)

### Noun

vector (plural vectors)

1. (mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.
• 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 ${\mathbb {Q} }[X]$  are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is $\textstyle x^{42}+{\frac {1}{137}}x-1$ .
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. () 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. () A graphical representation using outlines; vector graphics.
Coordinate term: raster
a vector image
vector graphics
12. (molecular biology) A DNA molecule used to carry genetic information from one organism into another.

#### Usage notes

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

### Verb

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.

## Catalan

### Noun

vector m (plural vectors)

1. vector

## Dutch

### Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vector.

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈvɛk.tɔr/
•  Audio (file)
• Hyphenation: vec‧tor
• Rhymes: -ɛktɔr

### Noun

vector m (plural vectoren, diminutive vectortje n)

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

## Galician

### Etymology

From Latin vector

### Noun

vector m (plural vectores)

1. vector

## Latin

### Noun

vector m (genitive vectōris); third declension

#### Declension

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vector vectōrēs
Genitive vectōris vectōrum
Dative vectōrī vectōribus
Accusative vectōrem vectōrēs
Ablative vectōre vectōribus
Vocative vector vectōrēs

vector

### References

• 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, London: Macmillan and Co.
• passengers: vectores (Phil. 7. 9. 27)

## Portuguese

### Noun

vector m (plural vectores)

1. .

## Spanish

### Etymology

From Latin vector

### Noun

vector m (plural vectores)

1. vector