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vectorvec‧tor /ˈvektə $ -ər/ noun [countable] technical  1 HMa quantity such as force that has a direction as well as size2 an insect or animal that passes disease from one person to another syn carrier Mosquitoes are feared as vectors of malaria.3 in biology, an animal or human cell that is used to carry DNA from one cell to another to produce a clone
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vectorInput words were coded by a feature vector sequence.The results are superb; genuine scalable vector art that can be reproduced at any resolution.Adjacent points are then converted to vectors resolved into the directions shown in Fig 1.2iii.Geometrically, the inner product of two vectors can be considered a measure of their similarity.
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