(1) Mathematical term to describe something that has both direction and magnitude. (2) Common term for a plasmid that can be used to transfer DNA sequences from one organism to another. See transfection. Different vectors may have properties particularly appropriate to give protein expression in the recipient, or for cloning, or may have different selectable markers.
Literally 'a carrier'. An animal carrying a micro-organism pathogenic for members of another species; the vector may or may not be essential for the completion of the life cycle of the pathogenic micro-organism. Also, the vehicle for cloning, typically a DNA molecule (plasmid or bacterophage DNA) capable of self-replication in a host organism.
an organism that transmits a disease-causing pathogen.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20003
(Latin) a carrier, one who bears; can also be a passenger or rider.
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A one-dimensional array of numbers that can be used to represent a point in a multidimensional space. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20090
1. An organism, often an insect or rodent, that carries disease. 2. Plasmids, viruses, or bacteria used to transport genes into a host cell. A gene is placed in the vector; the vector then 'infects' the bacterium. Found on http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/
An autonomously replicating DNA molecule into which foreign DNA fragments are inserted and then propagated in a host cell. Also living carriers of genetic material (such as pollen) from plant to plant, such as insects.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20095
An living agent that transmits a pathogen from an infected plant to an uninfected one. Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_V.htm
A straight line joining two data points.
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- a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction 2. [n] - any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease 3. [n] - a variable quantity that can be resolved into componentsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=vector
A quantity with a magnitude and a direction. Vectors are added like arrows, end to end, and the sum (for two) is the vector from the tail of the first vector to the tip of the second.There are a number of different representations. Given the vector A it is normal to print it in bold or it can be expressed as follows: are unit vectorsIf x1Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/v/e/vector/source.html
Resolution and device independent mathematical descriptions of shapes. Made up of primitives, vector images require much less storage space and memory than bitmaps - file size for a vector image the size of a business card will be pretty much the same for the same image on a billboard. They don't distort when resized like bitmaps, can be infinitely...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20829
Vector: In medicine, a vector is a carrier. The best way to understand a vector is to recall its origin as a word. Vector is the Latin word for a 'bearer.' In parasitology (the study of parasitic organisms), the vector carries the parasitic agent. For example, in malaria a mosquito serves as the vector that carries and transfers the infectious agen...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5968
(i) Any agent (living or otherwise) that acts as a carrier for a pathogenic organism and transmits it to a susceptible host. (ii) A physical quantity with a direction as well as a strength. Found on http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/Townsend/Glossary/GlossaryV.html
An electronic or computer-readable image format incorporating a formulate representation of graphical line art. Vector format is used during the markup process, to keep redlines separate from images and to facilitate easy modifications. This format is also often used during the edit process. Found on http://www.rodsmith.org.uk/photographic%20glossary/rods%20photographic%20gl
[ Latin , a bearer, carrier. from vehere
, to carry.] 1.
Same as Radius vector
. 2. (Math.)
A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their directions are the same their magnitude...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/10
1. <mathematics> A term to describe something that has both direction and magnitude. ... 2. <molecular biology> Commonly term for a plasmid that can be used to transfer DNA sequences from one organism to another. Different vectors may have properties particularly appropriate to give protein expression in the recipient or for cloning or ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a variable quantity that can be resolved into componentsFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=vector
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 sc...Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=vector
a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is directionFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=vector
(vek´tәr) a carrier, especially an animal such as an arthropod that transfers an infective agent from one host to another. Examples are the mosquito that carries the malaria parasite Plasmodium between humans, and the tsetse fly that carries trypanosomes from other animals to humans. Dogs, bats, and other animals ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A directed quantity, as a straight line, a force, or a velocity. Vectors are said to be equal when their directions are the same their magnitudes equal. Cf. Scalar. • (n.) Same as Radius vector.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/vector/
(from the article `recombinant DNA technology`) ...out by inserting a DNA fragment into a small DNA molecule and then allowing this molecule to replicate inside a simple living cell such as a ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/v/10
in physics, a quantity that has both magnitude and direction. It is typically represented by an arrow whose direction is the same as that of the ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/v/10
in mathematics, a quantity that has both magnitude and direction but not position. Examples of such quantities are velocity and acceleration. In ... [7 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/v/11
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