Definitions for **"Vector"**

a plasmid, virus, or other vehicle for carrying a DNA sequence into the cells of another species; also a method (such as genetically engineered viruses or bacteria) of delivering genetic material to cells.

An insect or any living carrier that transports an infectious agent from an infected individual or its wastes to a susceptible individual or its food or immediate surroundings.

In epidemiology, this refers to an agent, usually insect or animal, able to carry pathogens from one organism to another. In genetics, this is a genetic alement able to incorporate DNA and be replicated in a cell.

A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their directions are the same and their magnitudes equal. Cf. Scalar.

A datum with more than one component. In physics, velocity has a direction and a magnitude. In computing, often refers to a block of data (as in Vector Processor) which might be pixels.

Any quantity, such as force velocity, or acceleration, which has both magnitude and direction at each point in space, as opposed to scalar which has magnitude only. Such a quantity may be represented geometrically by an arrow of length proportional to its magnitude, pointing in the assigned direction.

Same as Radius vector.

A technology whereby an image is drawn using mathematically calculated control points and smooth lines. This is an analog technology, and there are hypothetically an infinite number of possible image shapes possible. Vector technologies are prone to failure and rumored to represent an increased risk of electromagnetic radiation exposure.

A coordinate based geographic data structure (in contrast to raster)often used to represent linear features.

An array, a contiguous group of values accessed through a common variable name.

a class that acts like an array that automatically grows to the size you need

a class which allows an array of adjustable size

A heading issued to a pilot to provide navigational guidance by radar. Vectors are assigned verbally by FAA air traffic controllers.

A heading issued to an aircraft by ATC to provide navigational guidance by radar.

A heading given by a controller to a pilot on the basis of radar-derived information to provide navigational guidance. also called: radar vectoring Fr: vecteur

An indexable container class. Elements are accessed using a key that represents their position in the container. Provides fast random access to elements. Addition to the end of a vector is efficient. Insertion into the middle is not efficient.

a contiguous block of memory allocated together and has random access

a fixed-size sequence of Lisp objects, each element may be accessed in constant time--unlike lists where the time taken to access an element is proportional to the position of the element

a collection of like elements without dimensions

a group of numbers, having the same amount of items as the space has dimensions

a set of values, commonly denoting a point in a multidimensional space

Predecessor to the ArrayList.

In computerized signmaking, a line segment between two coordinates, on which a knife or tool path can be created for plotting or routing.

a replicon in which another polynucleotide segment is attached, so as to bring about the replication and/or expression of the attached segment

Data segment of an SNA message. A vector consists of a length field, a key that describes the vector type, and vector-specific data.

an ordered list of numbers (one-dimensional)

a position in three-dimensional space

a single dimensional collection of data of type int, long, short, float or double

a list of values, separated by commas, and enclosed by square brackets

a sequence of expressions enclosed by square brackets and separated by spaces

A pair of or three of floating-point numbers that obeys the laws of vector arithmetic. Compare normal.

a set of related float values

a utility object encapsulating the three floating point components X, Y and Z

The axis line derived from the altitude or angle of an edge.

a line with an arrow at the end, starting and ending in the center of a hex

This is a form of clean line art (Illustrator, EPS, Flash) that retains it's quality when resized.

Vector is the 1999 suspense thriller book written by Robin Cook.

a matrix with one column and may be multiplied by a matrix

an additive-element-with-inverse that can be multiplied from the left and right with other objects (not necessarily of the same type)

an element of a set, given closed operations, such that

a string of either numeric, textual, or logical (True/False) characters of any length

(n.) an ordered list of items in a computer's memory. A simple vector is defined as having a starting address, a length, and a stride. An indirect address vector is defined as having a relative base address and a vector of values to be applied as indices to the base.

a codeword if and only if its syndrome is zero

an ordered set of objects indexed from zero

Visiting Scholars

a kind of list

a kind of signature/avatar, where only round, squared, triangled or something like it is used

a set of numbers, arranged in order

a set of real number (m-tuple) arranged in a column

a concept in physics that can be used to represent a set of attributes

a generic enough concept that is does not need to be part of the Processing applet class itself

a seperation between an ordered pair of events, No it isn't

a container of references to other objects

an object that has non-negative consecutive integers as the keys of its fields

a three-part object that usually contains information relating to the position or orientation of a model or other object

an abstract kind of notion (that's an easy way of saying I don't know what it is) but very practical

See parasite

a programming device that holds a few objects of a certain type, and it can shrink and grow

See: transition vector

a List (java

a list of numbers

a natural generalization of a 'variable'

an ordered collection of variable size

an object defined in a library called the Standard Template Library

a series of statements that you design to tell the system how to handle incoming calls

A 16x16 pixel block from a video frame.

a list with limited capacity that can be increased (doubled by default)

a good example because it involves all of the blocks in the chip

a data set that records the changing values of a statistic over time

a named series of values in memory

a month, two-month period, or window of months when an event is likely to occur

a related group of three components

a data structure with a fixed number of components, each of which you can quickly access by number

a container that can hold any type

a collection of data items of the same type

a set of values where each value is identified by a number (called an index)