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Vector may refer to:

In mathematics and physics[edit]

In computer science[edit]

  • A one-dimensional array
  • Vector (C++), see Sequence container (C++)#Vector, a type in the C++ Standard Template Library referring to a sequence container
  • Vector clock, an algorithm for generating a partial ordering of events in a distributed system and detecting causality violations
  • Vector (malware), methods used by computer viruses and malware to propagate themselves
  • Distance-vector routing protocol, a class of routing protocols used in packet-switched networks for computer communications
  • Dope vector, a data structure used to store information about an array
  • Feature vector, in pattern recognition and machine learning, an n-dimensional vector of numerical features that represent some object
  • Initialization vector, used in cryptography
  • Interrupt vector, the location in memory of an interrupt handling routine
  • Vector game, refers to any video game that uses a vector graphics display
  • Vector monitor, a display device used for early computers
  • Vector processor, a computer processor which works on arrays of several numbers at once
  • Vector graphics, images defined by geometric primitives as opposed to bitmaps
    • Scalable Vector Graphics, a family of specifications of XML-based file format for describing two-dimensional vector graphics

In biology[edit]

  • Vector (epidemiology), an organism, often an invertebrate arthropod, that transmits a pathogen from reservoir to host
  • Vector (molecular biology), vehicle used to transfer genetic material to a target cell, such as:
  • Dispersal vector, an organism that carries and disperses reproductive structures (e.g., seeds, spores, or pollen) of a different species.
    • Pollinator, the biotic agent (vector) that moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization
  • VECTOR, a biological research center in Koltsovo, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia

In business[edit]

  • Vector Capital, a US-based private equity investment firm founded in 1997
  • Vector Informatik, a software tool and components provider for development of embedded electronics
  • Vector Engineering, a company that specializes in the application of civil engineering, hydrogeology, geology, and geotechnical and geological engineering
  • Vector Graphic, an early manufacturer of 8-bit microcomputers
  • Vector Group, a publicly traded holding company run by Bennett S. LeBow
  • Vector Limited, a New Zealand gas and electricity supplier
  • Vector Marketing, marketing arm of Cutco Corporation
  • Vector Motors, an automobile manufacturer
    • Vector M12, a vehicle designed by Vector Motors based on the Lamborghini Diablo
    • Vector W2, a concept car created by Vector Motors
    • Vector W8, a production car produced by Vector Motors
    • Vector WX-3, a prototype automobile created by Vector Motors in 1992
    • Vector SRV8, a prototype automobile created by Vector Motors in 1999
  • Vector (company), a telecommunications company based in Poland

In entertainment[edit]

Fictional characters and elements[edit]

  • Vector (Battle Angel Alita), a character in the Battle Angel Alita manga series
  • Vector (comics), a character in the Marvel Comics Universe
  • Vector the Crocodile, a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series
  • Vector Prime (Transformers), one of the original thirteen Transformers, created by Primus
  • Vector Sigma, a computer in the Transformers universe
  • Septima Vector, a character in the Harry Potter universe
  • Vector, a location in the video game Final Fantasy VI
  • Vector Industries, an organization in the Xenosaga video game series
  • Vector (G.I. Joe), a fictional vehicle from the G.I. Joe Battleforce 2000 toy line
  • Vector, a Barian Emperor from Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal
  • Vector class, a beginner racing class in Wipeout video game series
  • Victor "Vector" Perkins, the main antagonist of the 2010 animated film Despicable Me
  • Vector, a character in the video game Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Vector, an invisible arm telepathically controlled as a weapon by Diclonii in the series Elfen Lied
  • Vector manipulation, an ability held by the character "Accelerator", who can redirect and control any Euclidean Vector, or Vector of physics, rendering him as the most powerful person in the world, in the series To aru Majutsu no Index and To aru Kagaku no Railgun.

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