Vector vs Illustration - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between vector and illustration

is that vector is (mathematics) a directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points while illustration is illustration.

As a verb vector

is to set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.

vector

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.
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  • (mathematics) An ordered tuple representing a directed quantity or the (soplink) between two points.
  • (mathematics) Any member of a (generalized) vector space.
  • The vectors in {\mathbb Q}[X] are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is x^{42}+\frac1{137}x-1.
  • (aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.
  • (senseid)(epidemiology) A carrier of a disease-causing agent.
  • (sociology) A person or entity that passes along an urban legend or other meme.
  • (psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.
  • The way in which the eyes are drawn across the visual text. The trail that a book cover can encourage the eyes to follow from certain objects to others.
  • (computing, operating systems) A memory address containing the address of a code entry point, usually one which is part of a table and often one that is dereferenced]] and [[jump, jumped to during the execution of an interrupt.
  • (programming) A one-dimensional array.
  • Usage notes

    * (programming) The term is used loosely when the indices are not (either positive or non-negative) integers.

    Hypernyms

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    Hyponyms

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point.
  • * 1994 , Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Tendencies
  • if love is vectored toward an object and Elinor's here flies toward Marianne, Marianne's in turn toward Willoughby.

    References

    * The New Oxford Dictionary of English

    Anagrams

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    illustration

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
  • That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 19 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Ukraine , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=England will regard it as a measure of justice for Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup - but it was also an illustration of how they rode their luck for long periods in front of a predictably partisan home crowd.}}
  • A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
  • A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)"an illustration [...] is a computer projection of future premiums, cash values and death benefits based on the current dividend scale (whole life) or current interest rates and current costs of insurance (universal life)." taken from http://www.evaluatelifeinsurance.org
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