Synonyms of vector


1. vector, variable, variable quantity

usage: a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

2. vector, straight line

usage: a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

3. vector, transmitter, agent

usage: any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

4. vector, virus

usage: (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell

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