What does matrix mean?

Definitions for matrix
ˈmeɪ trɪks, ˈmæ-; ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ-ma·trix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matrix(noun)

    (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. matrix(noun)

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

  3. matrix(noun)

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

  4. matrix, intercellular substance, ground substance(noun)

    the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

  5. matrix(noun)

    the formative tissue at the base of a nail

  6. matrix(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. matrix(Noun)

    The womb.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  2. matrix(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  3. matrix(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  4. matrix(Noun)

    Part of the mitochondrion.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  5. matrix(Noun)

    The medium in which bacteria are cultured.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  6. matrix(Noun)

    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. matrix(Noun)

    A two-dimensional array.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  8. matrix(Noun)

    A table of data.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  9. matrix(Noun)

    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. matrix(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

  11. matrix(Noun)

    The environment from which a given sample is taken.

    Etymology: From matrice, from matrix, from mater.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matrix(noun)

    the womb

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

  2. Matrix(noun)

    hence, that which gives form or origin to anything

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

  3. Matrix(noun)

    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. Matrix(noun)

    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. Matrix(noun)

    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. Matrix(noun)

    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. Matrix(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. James Scott:

    You are a product to dragnet surveillance capitalists like Google, Facebook, Comcast and Verizon. Your ideas are rarely your own, rather you are little more than a pawn to their perception steering initiatives to get you to read, believe and buy what they put in front of you. The first step to breaking out of this faux reality matrix is to stop using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Comcast and Facebook.

  2. George Koob:

    We're hoping that you can use it like a menu at a restaurant, this isn't for students. This is for administrators who have skills in this area and want to do something about underage drinking to go into this matrix and look at what would fit their campus in particular, what might be the most effective, what might be the cost that they can afford in that effectiveness range, what barriers might exist because of their unique situation and how much research has actually been done to validate or show the effectiveness of it.

  3. Josh Putnam:

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

  4. Mauricio Macri:

    Considering the new discoveries we've made in non-traditional energy, as I've discussed with Chile's President (Michelle) Bachelet, I believe the only path forward is to think about a unified energy matrix for Argentina and Chile, and let's hope to integrate Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

  5. Jim Talent:

    It tends to suck the oxygen out of other issues that Eric Greitens'd probably like to drive against Sen. Claire McCaskill, it's taken Eric Greitens into an issue matrix that Eric Greitens probably did not anticipate going into.

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