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Meaning of MATRIX

Pronunciation:  'matrixh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
  2. [n]  the formative tissue at the base of a nail
  3. [n]  the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
  4. [n]  a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns
  5. [n]  an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)

MATRIX is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: ground substance, intercellular substance
 See Also: animal tissue, array, body substance, bone, cartilage, cast, connective tissue, correlation matrix, dot matrix, enclosure, gristle, mold, mould, nail, natural enclosure, os, real matrix, square matrix, transpose



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ma"trix\, n.; pl. {Matrices}. [L., fr. mater mother. See
{Mother}, and cf. {Matrice}.]
1. (Anat.) The womb.

         All that openeth the matrix is mine.  --Ex. xxxiv.

2. Hence, that which gives form or origin to anything; as:
   (a) (Mech.) The cavity in which anything is formed, and
       which gives it shape; a die; a mold, as for the face
       of a type.
   (b) (Min.) The earthy or stony substance in which metallic
       ores or crystallized minerals are found; the gangue.
   (c) pl. (Dyeing) The five simple colors, black, white,
       blue, red, and yellow, of which all the rest are

3. (Biol.) The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or
   vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular

4. (Math.) A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and
   columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations.

Computing Dictionary

[FidoNet] 1. What the Opus BBS software and sysops call fidonet.

2. Fanciful term for a cyberspace expected to emerge from current networking experiments (see network, the).

3. The totality of present-day computer networks.

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Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The natural soil material composed of both mineral and organic matter; matrix color refers to the predominant color of the soil in a particular horizon.
 Definition: the physical material within which artifacts are embedded or supported.
Thesaurus Terms
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