vector

<mathematics> A member of a vector space.

<graphics> A line or movement defined by its end points, or by the current position and one other point. See vector graphics.

<operating system> A memory location containing the address of some code, often some kind of exception handler or other operating system service. By changing the vector to point to a different piece of code it is possible to modify the behaviour of the operating system.

Compare hook.

<programming> A one-dimensional array.

Last updated: 1996-09-30

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