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scalar


sca·lar  (sklr, -lär)
n.
1.
a. A quantity, such as mass, length, or speed, that is completely specified by its magnitude and has no direction.
b. Mathematics A number, numerical quantity, or element in a field.
2. A device that yields an output equal to the input multiplied by a constant, as in a linear amplifier.
adj.
Of or relating to a scalar.

[Latin sclris, of a ladder, from sclae, ladder; see scale2.]

scalar [ˈskeɪlə]
n
1. (Mathematics) a quantity, such as time or temperature, that has magnitude but not direction Compare vector [1] tensor [2] pseudoscalar, pseudovector
2. (Mathematics) Maths an element of a field associated with a vector space
adj
(Mathematics) having magnitude but not direction
[C17 (meaning: resembling a ladder): from Latin scālāris, from scāla ladder]

scalar  (sklr)
A quantity, such as mass, length, or speed, whose only property is magnitude; a number. Compare vector.
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