Meaning of VECTOR in English

[ 'vɛktə ]

■ noun

1》 Mathematics & Physics a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, especially as determining the position of one point in space relative to another.

2》 an organism that transmits a particular disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another.

↘ Genetics a bacteriophage or plasmid which transfers genetic material into a cell.

3》 a course to be taken by an aircraft.

■ verb direct (an aircraft in flight) to a desired point.


~ial -'tɔ:rɪəl adjective

~ially adverb

~ization or ~isation noun

~ize or ~ise verb


C19: from L., lit. 'carrier'.

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