noun, plural ma·tri·ces [mey-tri-seez, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ-/, ma·trix·es.
- the intercellular substance of a tissue.
- ground substance.
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In this way the matrices are held in position as casting proceeds.Inventors at Work|George Iles
The three Vale Press founts and also the punches and matrices were destroyed when the Press ceased publishing.The Art of the Book|Bernard H. Newdigate
Early seals were generally impressed on both sides; and the seals thus were produced from two dies or matrices.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
This done, the matrices are returned to the magazine and distributed, to be again composed in new relations for succeeding lines.A Book of Exposition|Homer Heath Nugent
His foundry contained punches and matrices for 400 alphabets.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for matrices (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for matrices (2 of 2)
noun plural matrices (ˈmeɪtrɪˌsiːz, ˈmæ-) or matrixes
- the rock material in which fossils, pebbles, etc, are embedded
- the material in which a mineral is embedded; gangue
- a metal mould for casting type
- a papier-mâché or plastic mould impressed from the forme and used for stereotypingSometimes shortened to: mat
- the shaped cathode used in electroforming
- the metal constituting the major part of an alloy
- the soft metal in a plain bearing in which the hard particles of surface metal are embedded