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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also Matrix, and mátrix

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English

Etymology

From Latin mātrīx (dam”, ”womb), from māter (mother).

Pronunciation

  •  Audio (US)help, file
  • 1: enPR: māʹtrĭks; IPA: /ˈmeɪtɹɪks/; SAMPA: /"meItrIks/
  • 2: enPR: măʹtrĭks; IPA: /ˈmætɹɪks/; SAMPA: /"m{trIks/

Noun

Singular
matrix

Plural
matrices or matrixes

matrix (plural matrices or matrixes)

  1. (obsolete) The womb. The concept of an enclosure is common to many of the other uses of matrix.
  2. (biology) The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.
  3. (biology) An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.
  4. (biology) Part of the mitochondrion.
  5. (biology) The medium in which bacteria are cultured.
  6. (mathematics) 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.
  7. (computing) A two-dimensional array.
  8. A table of data.
  9. (geology) A geological matrix, the outer material of a rock consisting of larger grains embedded in a material consisting of smaller ones.
  10. (archaeology) The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.
  11. (analytical chemistry) The environment from which a given sample is taken.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /maːtrɪks/

Noun

matrix m. (plural: matrices, matrixen)

  1. matrix (in mathematics)

Latin

Etymology

From māter (mother).

Pronunciation

Noun

mātrīx (genitive mātrīcis); f, third declension

  1. dam (non-human female animal kept for breeding)
  2. list, register
  3. source, origin
  4. vocative singular of mātrix

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative mātrīx mātrīcēs
genitive mātrīcis mātrīcum
dative mātrīcī mātrīcibus
accusative mātrīcem mātrīcēs
ablative mātrīce mātrīcibus
vocative mātrīx mātrīcēs

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