to place in proper or desired order; marshal: Napoleon arrayed his troops for battle.
to clothe with garments, especially of an ornamental kind; dress up; deck out: She arrayed herself in furs and diamonds.
order or arrangement, as of troops drawn up for battle.
military force, especially a body of troops.
a large and impressive grouping or organization of things:He couldn't dismiss the array of facts.
regular order or arrangement; series: an array of figures.
a large group, number, or quantity of people or things: an impressive array of scholars; an imposing array of books.
attire; dress: in fine array.
an arrangement of interrelated objects or items of equipment for accomplishing a particular task: thousands of solar cells in one vast array.
an arrangement of a series of terms according to value, as from largest to smallest.
an arrangement of a series of terms in some geometric pattern, as in a matrix.
Computers. a block of related data elements, each of which is usually identified by one or more subscripts.
Radio. antenna array.
- ar·ray·er, noun
- un·ar·rayed, adjective
- well-ar·rayed, adjective
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How to use array in a sentence
In the early 2000s came BrainGate, an experimental device that uses an array of electrodes to essentially translate the desire to move limbs from the brain to a device, which is still being researched.Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain | Rebecca Heilweil | August 28, 2020 | Vox
The four-minute video features an array of studio leadership talking in very high-level terms about the game's development.New Dragon Age still on track to exist, no release date given | Kate Cox | August 27, 2020 | Ars Technica
Honorees traversed an array of subject matter and areas of expertise, from travel to LGBT rights.Sky News, Hearst UK and RT are Digiday Media Awards Europe winners | Digiday Awards | August 21, 2020 | Digiday
Given the vast array of elements that can be altered during multivariate testing, it’s important to turn to a tool that can make the whole process of tweaking landing pages and content as simple as possible.How A/B and multivariate testing can skyrocket your social media conversions | Peter Jobes | July 3, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Athletes use a treadmill or stationary bike in combination with an array of sensors plus their laptop or smartphone.The Tour de France Is Going Virtual, and It Starts This Weekend | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | July 2, 2020 | Singularity Hub
And yet we keep devouring the ever-increasing array of Jewish dating apps and sites and Facebook groups--why?
In any case, culling a manageable array from the totality of splendid volumes has with each year become more difficult.
Today, the Republicans can call upon an array of minority senators, governors, and congressmen.
The image above was constructed with longer-wavelength light, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA).
As the Dish noted recently, country music once boasted a wide array of complex and diverse political opinions.
Then affairs almost reached the point where the province was in hostile array, one side against another.
The critical moralist pauses before the formidable array of the entire social world, civilized and savage.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
I intended to meet you at Oakland and take you directly up to Lumalitas, where everything was to have been in gala array.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Bruce, however, sternly refused to disorder his array, but at last yielded to his importunity.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
The Scottish array appears to have made a deeper impression on the English veterans than on the English king.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for array
an impressive display or collection
an orderly or regular arrangement, esp of troops in battle order
poetic rich clothing; apparel
maths a sequence of numbers or symbols in a specified order
maths a set of numbers or symbols arranged in rows and columns, as in a determinant or matrix
electronics an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics, used esp in radar
law a panel of jurors
the arming of military forces
computing a regular data structure in which individual elements may be located by reference to one or more integer index variables, the number of such indices being the number of dimensions in the array
to dress in rich attire; adorn
to arrange in order (esp troops for battle); marshal
law to draw up (a panel of jurors)
- arrayal, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for array
Mathematics A rectangular arrangement of quantities in rows and columns, as in a matrix.
Numerical data ordered in a linear fashion, by magnitude.
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