Meaning of scalar

sca•lar

Pronunciation: (skā'lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. representable by position on a scale or line; having only magnitude: a scalar variable.
  2. of, pertaining to, or utilizing a scalar.
  3. ladderlike in arrangement or organization; graduated: a scalar structure for promoting personnel.
—n.
  1. a quantity possessing only magnitude. Cf.(def. 1a).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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