# Scalar quantity

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A *scalar quantity* is a measurement that does not contain directional information,^{[1]} but only magnitude.^{[2]} It is opposed to a vector quantity, which contains both magnitude and direction.

Every real number is a scalar, because it contains only magnitude. Scalar quantities also exist in the real world, such as temperature. (Note, however, that the change in temperature is a vector.)