Meaning of ARRAY in English


Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : a regular and imposing grouping or arrangement : ORDER <lined up ⋯ in soldierly array ― Donald Barthelme> b : an orderly listing of jurors impaneled

2 a : CLOTHING , ATTIRE b : rich or beautiful apparel : FINERY

3 : a body of soldiers : MILITIA <the baron and his feudal array >

4 : an imposing group : large number <faced a whole array of problems> also : VARIETY , ASSORTMENT <a broad array of styles>

5 a (1) : a number of mathematical elements arranged in rows and columns (2) : a data structure in which similar elements of data are arranged in a table b : a series of statistical data arranged in classes in order of magnitude

6 : a group of elements forming a complete unit <an antenna array >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.