scalar

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1sca·lar

adjective \ˈskā-lər-, -ˌlär\

Definition of SCALAR

1
:  having an uninterrupted series of steps :  graduated <scalar chain of authority> <scalar cells>
2
a :  capable of being represented by a point on a scale <scalar quantity>
b :  of or relating to a scalar or scalar product <scalar multiplication>

Origin of SCALAR

Latin scalaris, from scalae stairs, ladder — more at scale
First Known Use: circa 1656

2scalar

noun

Definition of SCALAR

1
:  a real number rather than a vector
2
:  a quantity (as mass or time) that has a magnitude describable by a real number and no direction

First Known Use of SCALAR

1846

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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