Definition of Versor

1. n. The turning factor of a quaternion.



2. n. The turning factor of a quaternion.

Medical Definition of Versor

1. The turning factor of a quaternion. The change of one vector into another is considered in quaternions as made up of two operations; 1st, the rotation of the first vector so that it shall be parallel to the second; 2d, the change of length so that the first vector shall be equal to the second. That which expresses in amount and kind the first operation is a versor, and is denoted geometrically by a line at right angles to the plane in which the rotation takes place, the length of this line being proportioned to the amount of rotation. That which expresses the second operation is a tensor. The product of the versor and tensor expresses the total operation, and is called a quaternion. See Quaternion. Quadrantal versor. See Quadrantal. Origin: NL, fr. L. Vertere, versus, to turn. See Version. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Versor

versings
versins
version
versional
versioned
versioning
versionist
versionists
versionitis
versions
versipel
versipellous
versipels
versive seizure
verso
versor (current term)
versos
verst
verste
verstes
versts
versual
versus
versute
vert
vert ramp
verteber
vertebers
vertebra
vertebra dentata

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