# Vector vs Rector - What's the difference?

vector | rector |

## As a noun vector

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

## As a verb vector

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

## As a proper noun rector is

an english surname; derived from the (etyl) surname richter .

# vector

## English

(wikify) (wikipedia 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 $\left\{\mathbb Q\right\}\left[X\right]$ are the single-variable polynomials with rational coefficients: one is $x^\left\{42\right\}+\frac1\left\{137\right\}x-1$.
• (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.

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#### Hyponyms

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#### Derived terms

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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

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# rector

## English

### Alternative forms

* rectour (obsolete)

### Noun

(en noun)
• In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
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• , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawingâ€“room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector' s face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
• In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
• A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.