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Vector may refer to:


Biology

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Vector (epidemiology) In epidemiology, a disease vector is any living agent that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen to another living organism; agents regarded as vectors are organisms, such as Parasitism, parasites or Microorganism, microbes. The first majo ...
, an agent that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen into another living organism; a disease vector *
Vector (molecular biology) In molecular cloning Molecular cloning is a set of experimental methods in molecular biology Molecular biology is the branch of biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, phys ...
, a DNA molecule used as a vehicle to artificially carry foreign genetic material into another cell **
Cloning vector A cloning vector is a small piece of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (; DNA) is a molecule File:Pentacene on Ni(111) STM.jpg, A scanning tunneling microscopy image of pentacene molecules, which consist of linear chains of five carbon rings. ...
, a small piece of DNA into which a foreign DNA fragment can be inserted for cloning purposes **
Shuttle vector #REDIRECT Shuttle vectorA shuttle vector is a vector (usually a plasmid) constructed so that it can propagate in two different host species. Therefore, DNA inserted into a shuttle vector can be tested or manipulated in two different cell types. Th ...
, a plasmid constructed so that it can propagate in two different host species **
Viral vector Viral vectors are tools commonly used by molecular biologists to deliver genetic material into cells. This process can be performed inside a living organism ('' in vivo'') or in cell culture ('' in vitro''). Viruses have evolved specialized mo ...
, a tool commonly used by molecular biologists to deliver genetic materials into cells


Business

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Vector Informatik Vector Informatik develops software tools and components for networking of electronic systems based on the serial bus systems CAN_bus, CAN, Local Interconnect Network, LIN, FlexRay, Media Oriented Systems Transport, MOST, Ethernet, AFDX, ARINC 429 ...
, a software tool and components provider for development of embedded electronics *
Vector Engineering Ausenco Limited is a multinational company, multinational engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider to the energy and resources sectors. Its head office is in Brisbane, Australia. The company name is an am ...
, multinational engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider *
Vector Graphic Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of points on a Cartesian plane A Cartesian coordinate system (, ) in a plane is a coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely by a pair of numerical coordi ...
, an early manufacturer of 8-bit microcomputers *
Vector Group Vector Group Ltd. is an American diversified holding company with two major businesses: Liggett Group LLC (tobacco) and New Valley LLC (real estate), including Douglas Elliman. Bennett S. LeBow founded Vector Group in 1986. Since then, he has ...
, a publicly traded holding company, focusing on tobacco and real estate *
Vector Limited Vector Limited is an electricity and gas distribution company in Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand ( mi, Aotearoa ) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island () and the ...
, a New Zealand gas and electricity supplier *
Vector Marketing Vector Marketing is a multi-level marketing subsidiary company and the domestic sales arm of Cutco Corporation, an Olean, New York-based cutlery manufacturer. The company was founded in 1981 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company sells ...
, a multi-level knife marketing company *
Vector Motors Vector Motors Corporation is an American automobile manufacturer originally based in Wilmington, Los Angeles, Wilmington, California. Its history can be traced to Vehicle Design Force, which was founded in 1978 by Gerald Wiegert."Vector Aeromotive ...
, an automobile manufacturer *
Vector Launch Vector Launch, Inc. (formerly Vector Space Systems) is an American space technology company which aims to launch suborbital and orbital payloads. Vector Launch declared bankruptcy in December 2019 and re-emerged in October 2020. History The co ...
, an American space technology company, 2016–2019 *
State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR The State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, also known as the Vector Institute (russian: Государственный научный центр вирусологии и биотехнологии „Вектор“, Gosuda ...
, a biological research center in Russia


Computer science

*A one-dimensional
array data structure ARRAY, also known as ARRAY Now, is an independent distribution company launched by film maker and former publicist Ava DuVernay Ava Marie DuVernay (; born August 24, 1972) is an American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dram ...
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Vector (C++) In computing, sequence containers refer to a group of container (data structure), container class templates in the C++ Standard Library, standard library of the C++, C++ programming language that implement storage of data elements. Being Template ...
, a type in the C++ Standard Template Library *
Vector (malware) A vector in computing, specifically when talking about malicious code such as computer virus, viruses or computer worm, worms, is the ''method'' that this code uses to propagate itself or infect a computer. This sense is similar to, and derived from ...
, approach used, or vulnerability exploited, in attacking a computer system *
Distance-vector routing protocol A distance-vector routing protocol in data networks determines the best route for data packets based on distance. Distance-vector routing protocols measure the distance by the number of Router (computing), routers a packet has to pass, one router ...
, a class of routing protocols *
Dope vectorIn computer programming, a dope vector is a data structure used to hold information about a data object, especially its Computer Storage, memory layout. Purpose Dope vectors are most commonly used to describe Array data structure, arrays, which comm ...
, a data structure used to store information about an array *
Feature vector In machine learning and pattern recognition Pattern recognition is the automated recognition of patterns and regularities in data. It has applications in statistical data analysis, signal processing, image analysis, information retrieval, bioinfo ...
, an n-dimensional vector of numerical features that represent some object *
Initialization vectorIn cryptography Cryptography, or cryptology (from grc, , translit=kryptós "hidden, secret"; and ''graphein'', "to write", or ''-logy, -logia'', "study", respectively), is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in th ...
, a fixed-size input to a cryptographic primitive *
Interrupt vector An interrupt vector table (IVT) is a data structure that associates a list of interrupt handlers with a list of interrupt requests in a table of interrupt vectors. Each entry of the interrupt vector table, called an interrupt vector, is the addres ...
, the location in memory of an interrupt handling routine *
Vector clockA vector clock is a data structure used for determining the partial ordering of events in a distributed system and detecting causality violations. Just as in Lamport timestamps, inter-process messages contain the state of the sending process's logica ...
, an algorithm *
Vector game A variety of Computer graphics, computer graphic techniques have been used to display video game content throughout the history of video games. The predominance of individual techniques have evolved over time, primarily due to Graphics hardware, ...
, any video game that uses a vector graphics display *
Vector graphics Vector graphics, as a form of computer graphics, is the set of mechanisms for creating visual images directly from Geometric primitive , geometric shapes defined on a Cartesian coordinate system, Cartesian plane, such as Point (geometry), po ...
, images defined by geometric primitives as opposed to bitmaps *
Vector monitor A vector monitor, vector display, or calligraphic projection, calligraphic display is a display device used for computer graphics up through the 1970s. It is a type of Cathode ray tube, CRT, similar to that of an early oscilloscope. In a vector d ...
, a display device used for early computers *
Vector processor In computing, a vector processor or array processor is a central processing unit (CPU) that implements an instruction set where its Instruction (computer science), instructions are designed to operate efficiently and effectively on large Array da ...
, a computer processor which works on arrays of several numbers at once *
Vector space model Vector space model or term vector model is an algebraic model for representing text documents (and any objects, in general) as vectors Vector may refer to: Biology *Vector (epidemiology), an agent that carries and transmits an infectious pat ...

Vector space model
, an algebraic model for representing text documents


Literature

* ''Vector'' (magazine), the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association * Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, an online journal * ''The Vector'' (newspaper), a student-run newspaper of the New Jersey Institute of Technology * ''Vector'' (novel), a 1999 novel by Robin Cook *''
Vector Prime ''Star Wars: The New Jedi Order'' (or ''New Jedi Order'' or ''NJO'') is a series of 19 science fiction novels, published from 1999 to 2003, set in the Star Wars in other media, ''Star Wars'' Expanded Universe. The series revolves around the Yu ...
'', a 1999 ''Star Wars'' novel written by R. A. Salvatore *''
Vector 13''Vector 13'' is a comic strip published in the British magazine '' 2000 AD''. It featured the eponym An eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or which someone or something is, or is believed to be, named. The adjectives derived from ...
'', a comic strip in the ''2000 AD'' anthology


Entertainment


Characters and fictional elements

* Vector (''Battle Angel Alita''), a character in the ''Battle Angel Alita'' manga series * Vector (comics), a character in the Marvel Comics Universe * Vector (G.I. Joe), a fictional vehicle from the G.I. Joe Battleforce 2000 toy line * Vector the Crocodile, a character in the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' video game series *Septima Vector, a Hogwarts professor in the ''Harry Potter'' universe *Vector, a Barian Emperor from ''
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal , stylized as Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, is a Japanese manga Manga (Japanese Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered de ...
'' *Vector class, a beginner racing class in '' Wipeout'' video game series *Victor "Vector" Perkins, the main antagonist of the 2010 animated film ''
Despicable Me ''Despicable Me'' is an animated media franchise centering on Gru, a reformed super-villain (who later becomes a father, husband, and secret agent), and his yellow-colored Minions (Despicable Me), Minions. It is produced by Illumination (compan ...
'' *Vector, a character in the video game '' Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City'' *Vector, an invisible arm telepathically controlled as a weapon by Diclonii in the series ''
Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga Manga (Japanese Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle ...
'' *Vector, a robot in "Greetings from Earth" (1979), an episode of the ''
Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series) ''Battlestar Galactica'' is an American science fiction on television, science fiction television series created by Glen A. Larson that began the Battlestar Galactica, ''Battlestar Galactica'' franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch (acto ...
'' *Vector, a
location in the video game ''Final Fantasy VI''
location in the video game ''Final Fantasy VI''
*Vector Industries, an organization in the ''Xenosaga'' video game series *Vector manipulation, an ability held by the character "Accelerator" in the series ''
A Certain Magical Index is a Japanese light novel A is a style of Japanese young adult novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students. The term "light novel" is a '' wasei-eigo'', or a Japanese term formed from words in the Engl ...
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Games

* Vector (game), a 1970 board game * ''Vector'' (video game), a 2010 platform video game *''
Vectorman ''Vectorman'' (stylized as ''VectorMan'') is a series of run and gun platform video game A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface or input device such as a joystick, game controller, controller, comp ...
'', a 1995 game for Sega Genesis platform


Music

* Vector (band), a 1980s New Wave rock band * ''Vector'' (Haken album), 2018 album by British progressive metal band Haken *
Vector (rapper) Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He has released three studio albums, including ''State of Surprise'' and ''The Second Coming'' (2012). In anticipation of his second studio album, ...
(born 1983), Nigerian rap artist *
Vector Lovers Vector Lovers is the moniker used by British electronica, electronic music producer Martin Wheeler. Wheeler, as described by Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Records (his current label) is a "computer nerd" and "80s-obsessed knob-twiddler" and crea ...
, moniker used by British electronic music producer Martin Wheeler *"Vectors", a song by the band Area 11


Other entertainment

*Vector, an entertainment robot by the company Anki


Mathematics and physics

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Vector (mathematics and physics) In mathematics Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities and ...
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Euclidean vector In mathematics Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities and ...
, a geometric object that has magnitude (or length) and direction **
Row and column vectorsIn linear algebra, a column vector is a column of entries, for example, :\boldsymbol = \begin x_1 \\ x_2 \\ \vdots \\ x_m \end \,. Similarly, a row vector is a row of entries, p. 8 :\boldsymbol a = \begin a_1 & a_2 & \dots & a_n \end \,. Throu ...
, matrices consisting of a single column or row **
Vector space In mathematics Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities a ...
, a collection of objects called vectors, which may be added together and multiplied by scalars **
Vector field In vector calculus Vector calculus, or vector analysis, is concerned with differentiation Differentiation may refer to: Business * Differentiation (economics), the process of making a product different from other similar products * Product ...

Vector field
, assignment of a vector to each point in a subset of space


Transportation


Vehicles


Aircraft

* Aerodyne Systems Vector, an ultralight aircraft * Hall Vector 1, a glider


Nautical vessels

*, a Philippine tanker ship *, a 1967 hydrographic survey vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard


Automotive vehicles

* Pinzgauer High-Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) (Vector), a military patrol vehicle *
VECTOR Vector may refer to: Biology *Vector (epidemiology) In epidemiology Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution (who, when, and where), patterns and risk factor, determinants of health and disease conditions in defined pop ...

VECTOR
, a Dutch light utility vehicle *Vector, a variant of the
Saab 9-3 The Saab 9-3 (pronounced ''nine-three'') is a compact executive car A compact executive car or a compact luxury car is a premium car larger than a premium compact and smaller than an executive car Executive car is a British term for a ...

Saab 9-3
automobile *
Vector Motors Vector Motors Corporation is an American automobile manufacturer originally based in Wilmington, Los Angeles, Wilmington, California. Its history can be traced to Vehicle Design Force, which was founded in 1978 by Gerald Wiegert."Vector Aeromotive ...
sports cars **
Vector M12 The Vector M12 was a sports car manufactured by Vector Motors Corporation, Vector Aeromotive under parent company Megatech (Indonesian company), Megatech, and was the first car produced after the hostile takeover of the company from Jerry Wieger ...
, a vehicle designed by Vector Motors based on the Lamborghini Diablo **
Vector W2 The Vector W2 was a fully functional concept car intended for production constructed by Vector Motors in 1978. It had a Bosch fuel injected twin-turbocharged 350 cubic inch displacement, cid (5.7 L) aluminum Chevrolet V8 engine that produced over ...
, a concept car created by Vector Motors **
Vector W8 The Vector W8 is a sports car A sports car is a designed with an emphasis on dynamic performance, such as , acceleration, top speed, or thrill of driving. Sports cars originated in in the early 1900s and are currently produced by many man ...
, a production car produced by Vector Motors **
Vector WX-3 The Avtech WX-3 is a prototype sports car engineered, developed and manufactured by Vector Motors of Wilmington, California in 1992. Conceived by Vector Motors founder and chief designer Gerald Wiegert as a successor to the Vector W8, W8.
, a prototype automobile created by Vector Motors in 1992 ** Vector SRV8, a prototype automobile created by Vector Motors in 1999


Other transportation

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Lift vector A fluid In physics Physics is the that studies , its , its and behavior through , and the related entities of and . "Physical science is that department of knowledge which relates to the order of nature, or, in other words, to ...
, an upwards force acting on aircraft *
Thrust vectoring Thrust vectoring, also known as thrust vector control (TVC), is the ability of an aircraft An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to flight, fly by gaining support from the Atmosphere of Earth, air. It counters the force of gravity by usin ...
, the ability of an aircraft or other vehicle to direct the thrust from its main engine(s)


Other uses

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Interval vector Image:Interval vector C major chord.png, Interval vector: C major chord, set List of pitch-class sets, 3-11B, : 001110. File:Deep scale property of the diatonic scale.png, Diatonic scale in the chromatic circle with each interval vector a different ...
, the interval content of a given set in musical set theory * KRISS Vector, a .45 ACP submachine gun *
Light verb In linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language, meaning that it is a comprehensive, systematic, objective, and precise study of language. Linguistics encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the metho ...
, or ''vector'', in grammar, a verb participating in complex predication * Parker Vector, a family of pens *
Vector Arena Spark Arena (also known as Auckland City Arena, and formerly as Vector Arena) is a multipurpose arena in Auckland Auckland ( mi, Tāmaki Makaurau) is a large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The List of New Zealand urban a ...
, an arena for sports and cultural events in Auckland, New Zealand *
Vector Map The Vector Map (VMAP), also called Vector Smart Map, is a vector graphics, vector-based collection of geographic information system (GIS) data about Earth at various levels of detail. Level 0 (low resolution) coverage is global and entirely in the ...
, a vector graphics-based collection of geographic information system data about Earth *Vector, a programmed call handling scenario on an
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Avaya
telephone exchange


See also

* Vectra (disambiguation) *
Vectorization (disambiguation) Vectorization may refer to: Computing * Array programming, a style of computer programming where operations are applied to whole arrays instead of individual elements * Automatic vectorization, a compiler optimization that transforms loops to vecto ...
* Vector graphics (disambiguation) * Vektor (disambiguation) * * {{disambiguation