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

User Contributed Dictionary

see Matrix



From mātrix "dam" (breeding animal), later referring to the womb. From mater, meaning "mother".


  • 1: ; /ˈmeɪtɹɪks/; /"meItrIks/
  • 2: ; /ˈmætɹɪks/; /"m

Extensive Definition

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matrix in Arabic: ماتريكس
matrix in Bulgarian: Матрица
matrix in Catalan: Matriu
matrix in Czech: Matrix (rozcestník)
matrix in German: Matrix
matrix in Estonian: Maatriks (täpsustuslehekülg)
matrix in Spanish: Matriz
matrix in Persian: ماتریس (ابهام‌زدایی)
matrix in French: Matrice
matrix in Korean: 매트릭스
matrix in Indonesian: Matriks
matrix in Italian: Matrice (disambigua)
matrix in Hebrew: מטריקס (פירושונים)
matrix in Hungarian: Mátrix
matrix in Dutch: Matrix
matrix in Japanese: マトリックス (曖昧さ回避)
matrix in Polish: Macierz (ujednoznacznienie)
matrix in Portuguese: Matriz
matrix in Romanian: Matrice
matrix in Russian: Матрица
matrix in Simple English: Matrix
matrix in Slovak: Matrix
matrix in Swedish: Matris
matrix in Thai: เมทริกซ์
matrix in Vietnamese: Ma trận
matrix in Turkish: Matris
matrix in Urdu: مصفوفہ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, archetype, art form, build, cast, chimney, chute, configuration, conformation, country rock, cut, deposit, die, dike, fashion, figuration, figure, form, format, formation, frame, gangue, genre, impression, inner form, intaglio, last, layout, lode, lodestuff, make, makeup, mineral deposit, mint, modality, mode, model, mold, negative, ore bed, pattern, pay dirt, prototype, punch, seal, set, shape, shoe last, shoot, significant form, stamp, stock, structure, style, template, turn, type, uterus, vein, venter, womb
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