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Vector may refer to:


  • Vector (epidemiology), an agent that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen into another living organism; a disease vector
  • Vector (molecular biology), a DNA molecule used as a vehicle to artificially carry foreign genetic material into another cell
    • Cloning vector, a small piece of DNA into which a foreign DNA fragment can be inserted for cloning purposes
    • Shuttle vector, a plasmid constructed so that it can propagate in two different host species
    • Viral vector, a tool commonly used by molecular biologists to deliver genetic materials into cells


Computer science[edit]



Characters and fictional elements[edit]



Other entertainment[edit]

  • Vector, an entertainment robot by the company Anki

Mathematics and physics[edit]




Nautical vessels[edit]

  • MT Vector, a Philippine tanker ship
  • CCGS Vector, a 1967 hydrographic survey vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard

Automotive vehicles[edit]

Other transportation[edit]

  • Lift vector, an upwards force acting on aircraft
  • Thrust vectoring, the ability of an aircraft or other vehicle to direct the thrust from its main engine(s)

Other uses[edit]

  • Interval vector, the interval content of a given set in musical set theory
  • KRISS Vector, a .45 ACP submachine gun
  • Light verb, or vector, in grammar, a verb participating in complex predication
  • Parker Vector, a family of pens
  • Vector Arena, an arena for sports and cultural events in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Vector Map, a vector graphics-based collection of geographic information system data about Earth
  • Vector, a programmed call handling scenario on an Avaya telephone exchange

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