Bitmap vs Vector - What's the difference?

bitmap | vector |


As nouns the difference between bitmap and vector

is that bitmap is (computing) a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits while 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bitmap

English

Alternative forms

* bit map * bit-map

Noun

(en noun) (Raster graphics)
  • (computing) a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits
  • Usage notes

    * See notes at pixmap.

    Synonyms

    * pixmap

    vector

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) A directed quantity, one with both magnitude and direction; the signed difference between two points.
  • *
  • (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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    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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