Meaning of SCALAR in English


Pronunciation: ' sk ā -l ə r-, - ˌ lär

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin scalaris, from scalae stairs, ladder ― more at SCALE

Date: circa 1656

1 : having an uninterrupted series of steps : GRADUATED < scalar chain of authority> < scalar cells>

2 a : capable of being represented by a point on a scale < scalar quantity> b : of or relating to a scalar or scalar product < scalar multiplication>

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