Meaning of VECTOR in English

VECTOR

1. < mathematics > A member of a vector space .

2. A line or movement defined by its end points, or by the current position and one other point. See vector graphics .

3. A memory location containing the address of some code, often some kind of exception handler or other operating system service. By changing the vector to point to a different piece of code it is possible to modify the behaviour of the operating system.

Compare hook .

4.

A one-dimensional array .

(1996-09-30)

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