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
Examples from the Web for matriculation
The Atlanta Journal Constitution quotes the letter as saying, “Your matriculation would be a wonderful triumph over adversity.”
His matriculation before the Vice-Chancellor bears date Nov. 27.Locke|Thomas Fowler
His father went to Oxford early in the year to consult the authorities about matriculation.The Life of John Ruskin|W. G. Collingwood
The amount of attainment in chemistry was very small, and was disposed of in the Matriculation examination.Practical Essays|Alexander Bain
And now you will ask, why I am writing to you, when both you and I are so busy—when we are both preparing for matriculation?
He managed to pass the Matriculation and determined to go to College.Stories from Tagore|Rabindranath Tagore
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.