noun, plural ma·tri·ces [mey-tri-seez, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ-/, ma·trix·es.
- the intercellular substance of a tissue.
- ground substance.
Origin of matrix
Examples from the Web for matrix
So we sneaked The Matrix and the movie they gave us after was 10 Things I Hate About You.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Sin City’ and Why He Considers Himself a Male Feminist|Marlow Stern|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was the groundbreaking action/science-fiction franchise-maker, The Matrix.
Is this not astonishing enough for Kaku that he has to resort to Star Trek references and discussions of the Matrix?
Just like Fight Club or The Matrix, the wave of revolutionary protest-battles also has a mindblowing ending.
Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.
In die-sinking and coining, the matrix is the hardened steel mould from which 890 the die-punches are taken.
If a skeleton or portion thereof is embedded in a matrix of hard rock, do not attempt to work it out fully in the field.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting|William T. Hornaday
He privately cut a matrix for each letter of the alphabet, and cast a quantity of the types.Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
They are composed of conglomerate, made up of a great variety of rounded pieces in a matrix of dark red sandstone.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
Sometimes, however, they are found in the matrix and often associated with a brown opal.
British Dictionary definitions for matrix
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
Word Origin for matrix
Word Origin and History for matrix
late 14c., "uterus, womb," from Old French matrice "womb, uterus," from Latin matrix (genitive matricis) "pregnant animal," in Late Latin "womb," also "source, origin," from mater (genitive matris) "mother" (see mother (n.1)). Sense of "place or medium where something is developed" is first recorded 1550s; sense of "embedding or enclosing mass" first recorded 1640s. Logical sense of "array of possible combinations of truth-values" is attested from 1914. As a verb from 1951.