Vector may refer to:

In mathematics

* Euclidean vector, a geometric entity endowed with both length and direction, an element of a Euclidean vector space
* Coordinate vector, in linear algebra, an explicit representation of an element of any abstract vector space
* Probability vector, in statistics, a vector with non-negative entries that add up to one
* Row vector or column vector, a one-dimensional matrix often representing the solution of a system of linear equations
* Tuple, an ordered list of numbers, sometimes used to represent a vector

In computer science

* A one-dimensional array
** Vector (STL), a data type in the C++ Standard Template Library
* Dope vector, a data structure used to store information about an array
* Vector processor, a computer processor which works on arrays of several numbers at once
* Vector graphics, images defined by geometric primitives as opposed to bitmaps
* Interrupt vector, the location in memory of an interrupt handling routine
* Vector (malware), methods used by computer viruses and malware to propagate themselves
* Vector-06C, a computer developed in the USSR

In biology

*Vector (biology), organism that transmits diseases, infections, or foreign living material
*Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology
*Vector (molecular biology), vehicle used to transfer genetic material to a target cell
**Plasmid vector
**Viral vector, a virus modified to deliver foreign genetic material into a cell
**Cloning vector
**Expression vector, a plasmid specifically used for protein expression in the target

In business

* Vector Limited, a New Zealand gas and electricity supplier
* Vector Marketing, marketing arm of Alcas Corporation
* Vector Motors, an automobile manufacturer
** Vector W2, a concept car created by Vector Motors

In entertainment

* "Vector" (novel), a 1999 novel by Robin Cook
* Vector (band), a 1980s New Wave rock band
* Vector Prime, a "Star Wars" novel written by R. A. Salvatore
* Vectorman, a game for Sega Genesis platform

Fictional elements

* Vector the Crocodile, a character in the "Sonic the Hedgehog" video game series
* Vector ("Battle Angel Alita"), a character in the "Battle Angel Alita" manga series
* Vector Sigma, a computer in the "Transformers" universe
* Septima Vector, a character in the "Harry Potter" universe
* Vector, a location in the video game "Final Fantasy VI"
* Vector Industries, an organization in the "Xenosaga" video game series

Other uses

* Vector (food), a cereal manufactured by Kellogg's
* "Vector" (journal), the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association
* Light verb, or "vector", in grammar, a verb participating in complex predication
* Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, an online journal

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