What does Matrix mean?

Definitions for Matrix
ˈmeɪ trɪks, ˈmæ-; ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ-Ma·trix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matrixnoun

    (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules

  2. matrixnoun

    (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

  3. matrixnoun

    an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)

  4. matrix, intercellular substance, ground substancenoun

    the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

  5. matrixnoun

    the formative tissue at the base of a nail

  6. matrixnoun

    mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface


  1. matrixnoun

    The womb.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  2. matrixnoun

    The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  3. matrixnoun

    An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  4. matrixnoun

    Part of the mitochondrion.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  5. matrixnoun

    The medium in which bacteria are cultured.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  6. matrixnoun

    A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  7. matrixnoun

    A two-dimensional array.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  8. matrixnoun

    A table of data.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  9. matrixnoun

    A geological matrix, the outer material of a rock consisting of larger grains embedded in a material consisting of smaller ones.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  10. matrixnoun

    The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  11. matrixnoun

    The environment from which a given sample is taken.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matrixnoun

    the womb

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]

  2. Matrixnoun

    hence, that which gives form or origin to anything

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]

  3. Matrixnoun

    the cavity in which anything is formed, and which gives it shape; a die; a mold, as for the face of a type

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]

  4. Matrixnoun

    the earthy or stony substance in which metallic ores or crystallized minerals are found; the gangue

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]

  5. Matrixnoun

    the five simple colors, black, white, blue, red, and yellow, of which all the rest are composed

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]

  6. Matrixnoun

    the lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]

  7. Matrixnoun

    a rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations

    Etymology: [L., fr. mater mother. See Mother, and cf. Matrice.]


  1. Matrix

    In mathematics, a matrix is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns. The individual items in a matrix are called its elements or entries. An example of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is Matrices of the same size can be added or subtracted element by element. But the rule for matrix multiplication is that two matrices can be multiplied only when the number of columns in the first equals the number of rows in the second. A major application of matrices is to represent linear transformations, that is, generalizations of linear functions such as f(x) = 4x. For example, the rotation of vectors in three dimensional space is a linear transformation. If R is a rotation matrix and v is a column vector describing the position of a point in space, the product Rv is a column vector describing the position of that point after a rotation. The product of two matrices is a matrix that represents the composition of two linear transformations. Another application of matrices is in the solution of a system of linear equations. If the matrix is square, it is possible to deduce some of its properties by computing its determinant. For example, a square matrix has an inverse if and only if its determinant is not zero. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors provide insight into the geometry of linear transformations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Matrix

    mā′triks, or mat′riks, n. (anat.) the cavity in which an animal is formed before its birth, the womb: the cavity in which anything is formed, a mould: (mining) earthy or stony substances in which minerals are found embedded: (dyeing) the five simple colours (black, white, blue, red, and yellow) from which all the others are formed: (math.) a rectangular array of quantities, usually square—a multiple quantity having as many dimensions as it has spaces:—pl. Matrices (mā′tri-sez or mat′ri-sez). [L. matrix, -icismater, mother.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Matrix

    [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 the network). The name of the rather good 1999 cypherpunk movie The Matrix played on this sense, which however had been established for years before. 3. The totality of present-day computer networks (popularized in this sense by John Quarterman; rare outside academic literature).

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  1. Matrix

    the formative substance from which cells and other structures are derived.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Matrix' in Nouns Frequency: #2099

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Matrix in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Matrix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Matrix in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Schwartz:

    I'm not aware that such an assessment has ever been done before, a violent domestic insurrection was almost certainly not part of the DOD and Secret Service threat matrix until six months ago, and it's the only recent known event putting the' football' in significant potential danger to provoke this level of concern.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. To understand life To understand life, people look at mountains and waves - this is romanticism. To understand life, you need to look at a busy intersection - this is realism. You look at the crossroads and think where they are all in a hurry, after all, they do not have time to live, they are in a hurry to do stupid things, they hurry to their graves. 2. Selfishness of people A society entirely based on selfishness and disunity will have no future. A country that does not strive for progress is simply waiting for a salary. Selfishness is the suicide of a country. 3. People obsessed with selfishness do not know what reality looks like, since it is part of the soul, not matter. 4. Money destroyed quite a few couples Money destroyed many couples, many hearts and destinies. Money halves guilt and resentment. Like a bloody knife destroys a relationship, cuts off a lasting relationship by the roots. Pettiness becomes very important when money is everything. How long the relationship will last depends on the exchange rate. Choosing between a man and pettiness, they choose a trifle, especially a woman, because for them details and trifles, like a trifle in their pocket, are very important. 5. Comic matrix Man lives in illusions in the comical matrix of his absurd vices and paradoxical instincts. 6. Embedded logic The embedded logic is a thread of control of a person by manipulating his instincts and vices. 7. The world and the brain strives for the future, and the soul gets stuck in the past. The heart aches with the present. 8. Alone, we learn the depths of reality. 9. All our thinking becomes a mechanized formality of robotic consciousness. The technologization of logic, the improvement of the details of thinking due to the instincts that money controls. 10. Second and minute hands The second and minute hands subconsciously accelerate our internal aging of the brain. If the millisecond hand appears, aging will accelerate. The philosophy of the brain develops at the expense of the speed of a second. Time turns your whole life into a schedule. Seconds accelerate the evolutionary processes in our subconscious. Time is accelerating and this gives rise to selfishness in people. Time accelerates the processes of revealing the truth, and hypocrisy decays like a corpse. Time is a karmic schedule, from the trips of accidents, consisting of a plan of higher powers. Time is a logical chain of inevitability. Time is associated with our subconscious, a list of thought programs that shape character. Time is a way to control the future using embedded logic. 11. Monthly bloody drops of anger, overflow the cup of patience and lead to separation and destruction of marriage. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system.

  4. Josh Putnam:

    Eleven candidates are not all viable, trying to assess the impact of the delegates relies on this matrix.

  5. Tom Scott of Bristol University:

    Studying... this glassy matrix tells us how available within the environment they are.

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