Definition of Vector

1. Noun. A variable quantity that can be resolved into components.

2. Noun. A straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction.
Generic synonyms: Straight Line
Specialized synonyms: Ray

3. Noun. Any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease. "When medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
Exact synonyms: Transmitter
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna, Micro-organism, Microorganism
Generic synonyms: Agent
Specialized synonyms: Gene Delivery Vector, Transducing Vector, Carrier, Immune Carrier
Derivative terms: Transmit

4. Noun. (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell.
Generic synonyms: Virus
Specialized synonyms: Cosmid
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics

Definition of Vector

1. n. Same as Radius vector.

2. n. Same as Radius vector.

Definition of Vector

1. Noun. (mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the (soplink signed difference) between two points. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the (soplink signed difference) between two points. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) Any member of a (generalized) vector space. ¹

4. Noun. (context: aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft. ¹

5. Noun. (epidemiology) A carrier of a disease-causing agent. ¹

6. Noun. (sociology) A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme. ¹

7. Noun. (psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality. ¹

8. Noun. 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.(rfex) ¹

9. Noun. (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. ¹

10. Noun. (programming) A one-dimensional array. ¹

11. Verb. To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point. ¹

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Definition of Vector

1. to guide in flight by means of radioed directions [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Vector

1. 1. A term to describe something that has both direction and magnitude. 2. Commonly term for a plasmid that can be used to transfer DNA sequences from one organism to another. Different vectors may have properties particularly appropriate to give protein expression in the recipient or for cloning or may have different selectable markers. Recombinant DNA systems especially suited for production of large quantities of specific proteins in bacterial, yeast, insect, or mammalian cell systems. See: transfection. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vector

vector (current term)
vector-borne transmission
vector algebra
vector boson
vector decomposition
vector field
vector fields
vector function
vector functions
vector graphics
vector loop
vector product
vector products
vector space

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