matrix sentence


noun

Linguistics. a sentence in which another sentence is embedded: In The man who called is waiting, The man is waiting is a matrix sentence.

Nearby words

  1. matrix band,
  2. matrix bar code,
  3. matrix calculus,
  4. matrix mechanics,
  5. matrix printer,
  6. matrix unguis,
  7. matrixing,
  8. matro-,
  9. matroclinous,
  10. matrocliny

Origin of matrix sentence

First recorded in 1960–65

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