General Science

  • noun a shape described using coordinates of magnitude and direction
  • noun an agent such as a plasmid or bacteriophage that is used to transfer a segment of DNA from one organism to another


  • noun an insect or animal which carries a disease or parasite and can pass it to other organisms


  • noun a quantity with magnitude and direction indicated by a line of a given length, representing magnitude and specific direction
  • noun a heading given to a pilot to provide navigational guidance by radar


  • noun the address which directs a computer to a new memory location


  • noun a series of numbers arranged one after the other in a certain direction, either vertically or horizontally


  • A graphical representation of a vector quantity.
  • A one-directional array, such as a single column.
  • A course or direction of an aircraft, such as that which is guided by radio-transmitted instructions.
  • In computer graphics, a line whose starting and ending points are identified by specific coordinates, such as Cartesian coordinates.

Health Economics

  • (written as Vector)
    In mathematics, a vector comprises numbers (called 'elements') arranged in a row (row vector) or column (column vector). A vector of n elements is referred to as n -dimensional. There is a special algebra for vectors. In epidemiology, a vector is an agent, usually insect or animal, able to carry pathogens from one organism to another.


  • noun an insect or animal which carries a disease and can pass it to humans