# what is the meaning of “vector” in the context of algorithms?

I'm familiar with the concept of vectors in math and physics, but this wording in a computer science textbook is unfamiliar to me.

A configuration in the shared memory model is a vector

$$C=(q_0,\dots, q_{n-1}, r_0,\dots, r_{m-1})$$

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You may also know this as an array. And watch out what they call vector in microbioligy! –  Hagen von Eitzen Jun 6 '13 at 16:00