HyperDic: vector

English > 4 senses of the word vector:
NOUNcognitionvectora variable quantity that can be resolved into components
shapevectora straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction
objectvector, transmitterany agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
animalvector(genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell
vector > pronunciation
Soundsveh'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > vector: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA variable quantity that can be resolved into components.
Narrowerradius vectorA line connecting a point in space to the origin of a polar coordinate system
radius vectorA line connecting a satellite to the center of the body around which it is rotating
vector product, cross productA vector that is the product of two other vectors
vector sum, resultantA vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors
Broadervariable, variable quantityA quantity that can assume any of a set of values
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English > vector: 4 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction.
Narrowerray(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
Broaderstraight lineA line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction
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English > vector: 4 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningAny agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease.
Examples
  • "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"
  • "fleas are vectors of the plague"
  • "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
Synonymtransmitter
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
microorganism, micro-organismAny organism of microscopic size
Narrowercarrier, immune carrier(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
transducing vector, gene delivery vectorA vector for delivering genes into cells
BroaderagentAn active and efficient cause
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English > vector: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaning(genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell.
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Narrowercosmid(genetics) a large vector that is made from a bacteriophage and used to clone genes or gene fragments
Broadervirus(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
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