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Definition of Vector


  1. Same as Radius vector.
  2. A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their directions are the same their magnitudes equal. Cf. Scalar.

Vector Quotations

The radius vector describes equal areas in equal times.
Johannes Kepler

We're on the same radius from the Earth, and then we start to swing around to where we're ahead of them on the velocity vector, so we come in relative to the station from this forward velocity position and dock on to the forward end of the Lab.
Linda M. Godwin

Just as the only reservoir for the typhus virus in nature is provided by man, so the only vector of infection is the louse. The bite of the louse is not virulent immediately after the infecting meal. It becomes so only towards the 7th day following infection.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole

The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on, and defining a vector of development for that film also at the beginning of the process will allow you much more freedom as you go along.
Walter Salles

Music was a vector that we wanted to build a universe around.
Thomas Bangalter
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Vector Translations

vector in French is vecteur
vector in German is Vektor
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