# vector sum

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## vector sum

n
(Mathematics) a vector whose length and direction are represented by the diagonal of a parallelogram whose sides represent the given vectors. See also resultant
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## vec′tor sum`

n.
a vector having components equal to the sum of the components of two or more given vectors.
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 Noun 1 vector sum - a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectorsresultantvector - a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
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In example Table 2, this calculation is illustrated by dividing the row vector sum (54) by 2, producing 27.

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