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Synonyms for vector
ˈvɛk tərvec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vectornoun

    a variable quantity that can be resolved into components


  2. vectornoun

    a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction


  3. vector, transmitternoun

    any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

    "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

    sender, transmitter

  4. vectornoun

    (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vector":

    vectors, vehicle, delivery, carrier, mosquito, construct

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  1. Xavier Castellanos:

    It requires a shift in approach from responding to isolated outbreaks to investment in strategies that cover effective vector control, access to health services and early clinical management.

  2. President Dilma Rousseff:

    We must wage war against the Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue, of chikungunya and of Zika, while we do not have a vaccine against the Zika virus, the war must be concentrated on the elimination of breeding grounds for the mosquito.

  3. Sadie Ryan:

    If you think about why we don't have malaria in United States now, [ it ] is because we had incredibly successful vector control, we have these tools, but we have to want to use them.

  4. Alexis Thompson:

    There were no novel side effects identified that related either to the LentiGlobin vector or the gene therapy procedure itself, we clearly want to watch for a much more extended period of time to be sure that there are no additional safety concerns.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    We will see little mini-outbreaks like in Florida or in Texas that can be well-controlled with mosquito vector control. Hopefully, we will not see anything worse than that.

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