1.   (mathematics)   A member of a vector space.

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

3.   (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.

4.   (programming)   A one-dimensional array.

Last updated: 1996-09-30