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free vector Line breaks: free vec¦tor

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Definition of free vector in English:


A vector of which only the magnitude and direction are specified, not the position or line of action.
Example sentences
  • We have used the idea of free vectors in the way we added vectors together as follows.
  • Sometimes they are represented as free vectors that can be moved into arbitrary locations depending on what concept is being explained.
  • The equivalent method of subtraction for free vectors can be thought of as reversing the vector to be subtracted and adding it to the first vector.
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