zero vector

noun

Definition of zero vector

: a vector which is of zero length and all of whose components are zero

Examples of zero vector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The zero vector is a force of zero Newtons in all directions. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of Actually Flying Around in an Iron Man Suit," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of zero vector

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Zero vector.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero%20vector. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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