# Scalar vs. Vector

By Jaxson

Having magnitude but not direction

Consisting of a single value (e.g. integer or string) rather than multiple values (e.g. array)

Of, or relating to scale

Of or pertaining to a musical scale.

• Scalar (noun)

A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector

• Scalar (noun)

An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input

• Vector (noun)

A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.

• Vector (noun)

An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the signed difference between two points.

• Vector (noun)

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}+frac1{137}x-1.”

• Vector (noun)

A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.

• Vector (noun)

A carrier of a disease-causing agent.

• Vector (noun)

A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.

• Vector (noun)

A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.

• Vector (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.en

• Vector (noun)

A memory address containing the address of a dereferenced and jumped to during the execution of an interrupt.

• Vector (noun)

A one-dimensional array.

• Vector (noun)

A graphical representation using outlines; vector graphics.

“raster”

“a vector image”

“vector graphics”

• Vector (noun)

A DNA molecule used to carry genetic information from one organism into another.

• Vector (verb)

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

• Vector (verb)

To redirect to a vector, or code entry point.

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