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vector sum

noun Mathematics.
  1. the vector obtained by applying vector addition to two or more given vectors.
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Origin of vector sum

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • If they are not all parallel they must be concurrent, and their vector-sum must be zero.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8


British Dictionary definitions for vector sum

vector sum

  1. a vector whose length and direction are represented by the diagonal of a parallelogram whose sides represent the given vectorsSee also resultant
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