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 for Vector
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vector \Vec"tor\, n. [L., a bearer, carrier. fr. vehere, vectum,
     to carry.]
     1. Same as Radius vector.
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     2. (Math.) A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force,
        or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their
        directions are the same and their magnitudes equal. Cf.
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     Note: In a triangle, either side is the vector sum of the
           other two sides taken in proper order; the process
           finding the vector sum of two or more vectors is vector
           addition (see under Addition).
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