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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Vector \Vec"tor\, n. [L., a bearer, carrier. fr. vehere, vectum,
1. Same as Radius vector.
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.
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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