verb (used with object), ma·tric·u·lat·ed, ma·tric·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), ma·tric·u·lat·ed, ma·tric·u·lat·ing.
Origin of matriculate
Related Words for matriculationentry, admission, acceptance, enrollment, preparation, training, practice, education, drill
Examples from the Web for matriculation
Contemporary Examples of matriculation
The Atlanta Journal Constitution quotes the letter as saying, “Your matriculation would be a wonderful triumph over adversity.”A College, a Gun—and a Big Injustice
June 7, 2009
Historical Examples of matriculation
I never was so honest for so long together since my matriculation.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
"Come down, Burton; here's a youth for matriculation," cried the younger.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
And she forced on the timorous Prue a quarter as her matriculation fee.In a Little Town
Fees for an entire course, with matriculation and library, $110.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West
J. M. Peck
I then wrote home for the matriculation fee ($13), as I had labored there all summer.The Sylvan Cabin
Edward Smyth Jones
Word Origin for matriculate
1580s, noun of action from matriculate (v.).
1570s, "to admit a student to a college by enrolling his name on the register," from Late Latin matriculatus, past participle of matriculare "to register," from Latin matricula "public register," diminutive of matrix (genitive matricis) "list, roll," also "sources, womb" (see matrix).
The connection of senses in the Latin word seems to be via confusion of Greek metra "womb" (from meter "mother;" see mother (n.1)) and an identical but different Greek word metra meaning "register, lot" (see meter (n.2)). Evidently Latin matrix was used to translate both, though it originally shared meaning with only one. Related: Matriculated; matriculating.