Definition of scalar adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskeɪlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskeɪlər//
(mathematics) Mathematical terminology
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(of a quantity) having size but no direction compare vector See related entries: Mathematical terminology Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin scalaris, from scala ‘ladder’, from the base of Latin scandere ‘to climb’.

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