|n.||1.||Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; |
|2.||The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers.|
|3.||An imposing series of things.|
|4.||Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel.|
|5.||(Law) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause.|
|v. t.||1.||To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal.|
|2.||To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; - applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.|
|3.||(Law) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.|
|Noun||1.||array - an orderly arrangement; "an array of troops in battle order"|
|2.||array - an impressive display; "it was a bewildering array of books"; "his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"|
|3.||array - especially fine or decorative clothing|
|4.||array - an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics|
|Verb||1.||array - lay out in a line|
|2.||array - align oneself with a group or a way of thinking|
ARRAY, practice. The whole body of jurors summoned to attend a court, as they are arrayed or arranged on the panel. Vide Challenges, and Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 536; Com. Dig. Challenge, B.
|1.||(programming)||array - A collection of identically typed data items
distinguished by their indices (or "subscripts"). The number
of dimensions an array can have depends on the language but is
An array is a kind of aggregate data type. A single ordinary variable (a "scalar") could be considered as a zero-dimensional array. A one-dimensional array is also known as a "vector".
A reference to an array element is written something like A[i,j,k] where A is the array name and i, j and k are the indices. The C language is peculiar in that each index is written in separate brackets, e.g. A[i][j][k]. This expresses the fact that, in C, an N-dimensional array is actually a vector, each of whose elements is an N-1 dimensional array.
Elements of an array are usually stored contiguously. Languages differ as to whether the leftmost or rightmost index varies most rapidly, i.e. whether each row is stored contiguously or each column (for a 2D array).
Arrays are appropriate for storing data which must be accessed in an unpredictable order, in contrast to lists which are best when accessed sequentially.
See also associative array.
|2.||(architecture)||array - A processor array, not to be confused with an array processor.|