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Matrix definitionsWebster's 1828 DictionaryMA'TRIX, n. [L. matrix, from mater, mother.] WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)n Merriam Webster'snoun (plural matrices or matrixes) Etymology: Latin, female animal used for breeding, parent plant, from matr, mater Date: 1555 Britannica ConciseSet of numbers arranged in rows and columns to form a rectangular array. Matrix elements may also be differential operators, vectors, or functions. Matrices have wide applications in engineering, physics, economics, and statistics, as well as in various branches of mathematics. They are usually first encountered in the study of systems of equations represented by matrix equations of the form , which may be solved by finding the inverse of matrix or by using an algebraic method based on its determinant. Oxford Reference Dictionaryn. (pl. matrices or matrixes) 1 a mould in which a thing is cast or shaped, such as a gramophone record, printing type, etc. 2 a an environment or substance in which a thing is developed. b a womb. 3 a mass of finegrained rock in which gems, fossils, etc., are embedded. 4 Math. a rectangular array of elements in rows and columns that is treated as a single element. 5 Biol. the substance between cells or in which structures are embedded. 6 Computing a gridlike array of interconnected circuit elements. Phrases and idioms: matrix printer = dot matrix printer (see DOT(1)). Etymology: L, = breedingfemale, womb, register f. mater matris mother Webster's 1913 DictionaryMatrix 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. 19. 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 composed. 3. (Biol.) The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance. 4. (Math.) A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations. Collin's Cobuild Dictionary(matrices) 1. A matrix is the environment or context in which something such as a society develops and grows. (FORMAL) ...the matrix of their culture. NCOUNT: with supp 2. In mathematics, a matrix is an arrangement of numbers, symbols, or letters in rows and columns which is used in solving mathematical problems. NCOUNT Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms
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