Meaning of SCALAR in English

I. adjective see: scale Date: circa 1656 having an uninterrupted series of steps ; graduated , 2. capable of being represented by a point on a scale , of or relating to a ~ or ~ product , II. noun Date: 1846 a real number rather than a vector, a quantity (as mass or time) that has a magnitude describable by a real number and no direction

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