VectorIn mathemtical terminology a "vector" is simply (and only) a line in 2D or 3D space. However, popular usage in the computer world include other types of shapes too such as rectangles, arcs, ellipses, and circles. Except in CAD environments, computer vectors are generally placed in 2D space.
Graphical images can be stored as vectors in vector file formats, CAD file formats (see CAD), or metafile file formats (see Metafile).
Vectors usually have some advantages over bitmaps:
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