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Synonyms for vector

the compass direction in which a ship or an aircraft moves

Synonyms for vector

a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

(genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell

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n] be a continuous vector function and a continuously differentiable vector function, respectively.
Public health response to dengue began in 1966, when the Vector Control Unit was set up within the Quarantine and Epidemiology Branch, initially in the Ministry of Health but transferred to the Ministry of the Environment in 1972, when DHF was made a notifiable disease (7); DF was made notifiable in 1977.
Most people attribute West Nile virus to crows and they hear more about the dead crow pick-up program and that's all they think we do,'' said Vector Control spokeswoman Stephanie Miladin.
The clinical trials in these instances used inactivated viruses as vectors to shuffle genes into patients' cells.
Due to the unique tri-axial structure, Vector press fabrics remain clean and open during operation minimizing chemical cleaning and high-pressure showering requirements.
Vector Capital is a private equity boutique specializing in spinouts, buyouts and recapitalizations of established technology businesses.
Despite the finding of this spirochete in blood samples collected from rodents, Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from the same geographic region were uniformly negative, which indicates that an alternative vector may exist for this spirochete.
To create the new vector, Verma and his colleagues kept the genes that enable HIV to integrate its genetic material but threw away those that enable it to reproduce and bud from an infected cell.
Tripos plans to file a proxy statement with the SEC containing more detailed information about the proposed asset sale to Vector and other elements of its plan for liquidation and dissolution, including additional information about estimated proceeds to stockholders.
Empirical relationships derived from either microenvironment- or macroenvironment-level scales must be relevant at the scales at which vector control interventions are applied.
Blue Vector was founded by researchers and software engineers from Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Yahoo, and Oracle.
How these fit under the title biology of vectors was difficult to discern.
Vector Capital has thrived by targeting complex technology investments requiring a unique combination of transaction skills and industry knowledge," said Alex Slusky, Vector Capital's Managing Partner.
The larval stage of the American vector similarly seems to feed poorly on chickens (6).
When accompanied by adequate housing and sanitation, urbanization can lead to a decrease in malaria through reductions in [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] vector contact and vector breeding sites.