Definition of scalar
Origin of scalar
Latin scalaris, from scalae stairs, ladder — more at scale
First Known Use: circa 1656
scalar
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
1846
First Known Use of scalar
1846
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