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Vector may refer to:

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  • Vector (epidemiology), an organism that transmits a pathogen from reservoir to host
  • Vector (molecular biology), vehicle used to transfer genetic material to a target cell, such as:
    • Plasmid vector
    • Binary vector, a cloning vector used to generate transgenic plants
    • Cloning vector, a small piece of DNA that can be stably maintained in an organism for cloning
    • Expression vector, a plasmid specifically used for protein expression in the target
    • Shuttle vector, a vector constructed so that it can propagate in two different host species
    • Viral vector, a virus modified to deliver foreign genetic material into a cell
  • Dispersal vector, an organism that carries and disperses reproductive structures of a different species
    • Pollinator, the biotic agent that moves pollen of a flower to accomplish fertilization
  • VECTOR, a biological research center in Koltsovo, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia


  • 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, multinational engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider
  • Vector Graphic, an early manufacturer of 8-bit microcomputers
  • Vector Group, a publicly traded holding company, focusing on tobacco and real estate.
  • Vector Limited, a New Zealand gas and electricity supplier
  • Vector Marketing, a multi-level knife marketing company
  • Vector Motors, an automobile manufacturer
    • The Vector, an automobile prototype, basis of Vector W2
    • 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 Space Systems, an American space technology company
  • Vector (company), a telecommunications company based in Poland


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  • 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)


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