Definition of unit vector in English:

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unit vector

noun

Mathematics
A vector that has a magnitude of one.
Example sentences
  • We have also considered the ordering of water in the vicinity of the bilayer-water interface by calculating the time averaged projection of the water-dipole unit vector onto the interfacial normal.
  • The average orientation of a hydrocarbon chain is expressed by a unit vector n referred to as the chain director.
  • We choose here the simplest approximation, given by G = k, where k is the unit vector parallel to the direction of the spine neck and pointing away from dendrite.

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Syllabification: u·nit vec·tor

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