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Glossary

Terms Beginning with V

Vector

A Vector or a Euclidean Vector, is a representation of something that has both a magnitude and direction. Vectors are used routinely to describe force and direction in the engineering and design of various systems.  For example Vectors of force and direction are used in the systems analysis for Rope Access, Rope rescue, and fall protection systems to determine the forces that will be applied at a given point in the system.

V-Thread

A type of anchor built by drilling two intersecting holes in the ice with an ice screw and then threading a section of rope, cord, or webbing through the holes. Also known as an Abalakov thread.