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

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scalar product was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Scalar product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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