Meaning of SCALAR in English

/skay"leuhr/ , adj.

1. representable by position on a scale or line; having only magnitude: a scalar variable.

2. of, pertaining to, or utilizing a scalar.

3. ladderlike in arrangement or organization; graduated: a scalar structure for promoting personnel.


4. Math. , Physics. a quantity possessing only magnitude. Cf. vector (def. 1a).

[ 1650-60; scalaris of a ladder. See SCALE 3 , -AR 1 ]

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