scalar product

noun

Definition of scalar product

: a real number that is the product of the lengths of two vectors and the cosine of the angle between them

called also dot product, inner product

First Known Use of scalar product

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Scalar product.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scalar%20product. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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