Definition of vector


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • vector is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 11 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • vector is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 13 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of vector

  • any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease (noun)

    Examples

    1. mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever
    2. fleas are vectors of the plague
    3. when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects

    Synonyms

    1. transmitter

  • a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction (noun)

  • a variable quantity that can be resolved into components (noun)

  • (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell (noun)

See definition of vector in Merriam Webster