zero vector

noun

: 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 When these two are added together, the velocity of car A with respect to the ground is the zero vector. Rhett Allain, Wired, 29 Apr. 2021 If the net force is zero (zero vector), then the object will either be at rest or move with a constant velocity. Rhett Allain, Wired, 7 Dec. 2020 The zero vector is a force of zero Newtons in all directions. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 18 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zero vector was circa 1901

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“Zero vector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero%20vector. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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