# vector

vector
n. & v.
—n.
1 Math. & Physics a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, esp. as determining the position of one point in space relative to another (radius vector).
2 a carrier of disease.
3 a course to be taken by an aircraft.
—v.tr. direct (an aircraft in flight) to a desired point.
Derivatives:
vectorial adj. vectorize v.tr. (also -ise) (in sense 1 of n.). vectorization n.
Etymology: L, = carrier, f. vehere vect- convey

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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