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
Contemporary Examples of 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
August 14, 2014
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?What Will Happen to Our Minds in the Future?
March 2, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of matrix
You can never detach an experience from its matrix and weigh it alone.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
This is a sort of mother religion—the matrix from which all sects and creeds are born.The Untroubled Mind
Herbert J. Hall
Every environment leaves the stamp of its matrix on the individual shaped in it.Sense from Thought Divide
Mark Irvin Clifton
To find any fault with the matrix of this opal is probably blasphemous.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
It is not surprising that science should find its matrix in so rich a civilization.An Introduction to the History of Science
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
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.