dot product

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dot product


[From the use of a dot to indicate the function, as in x · y.]

dot product

n
(Mathematics) another name for scalar product

in′ner prod′uct


n.
the quantity obtained by multiplying the corresponding coordinates of each of two vectors and adding the products, equal to the product of the magnitudes of the vectors and the cosine of the angle between them. Also called dot product, scalar product.
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Noun1.dot product - a real number (a scalar) that is the product of two vectors
real, real number - any rational or irrational number
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