matrix
matrix ma"trix (m[=a]"tr[i^]ks), n.; pl. {Matrices} (m[a^]t"r[i^]*s[=e]z). [L., fr. mater mother. See {Mother}, and cf. {Matrice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The womb. [1913 Webster]

All that openeth the matrix is mine. --Ex. xxxiv. 19. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: That which gives form or origin to anything; as: (a) (Mech.) The cavity in which anything is formed, and which gives it shape; a die; a mold, as for the face of a type. (b) (Min.) The earthy or stony substance in which metallic ores or crystallized minerals are found; the gangue. (c) pl. (Dyeing) The five simple colors, black, white, blue, red, and yellow, of which all the rest are composed. [1913 Webster]

3. (Biol.) The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance. [1913 Webster]

4. (Math.) A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Matrix — ([ˈmaːtrɪks], [ˈmaːtriːks]; lat. matrix „Gebärmutter“, eigentl. „Muttertier“; Mehrzahl je nach Bedeutung Matrizes [maˈtriːʦeːs] oder eingedeutscht Matrizen [maˈtrɪʦən], [maˈtriːʦən]) bezeichnet: eine Anordnung in Form einer Tabelle Matri …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • matrix — UK US /ˈmeɪtrɪks/ noun [C] (plural matrixes or matrices) ► a group of numbers or other things arranged in a rectangle that can be used to solve a problem or measure something: »The bottom row of the matrix indicates typical lead times for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Matrix — Sf Grundsubstanz; Keimschicht; Schema per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Verwendungsweisen von l. mātrix Gebärmutter, Stamm Mutter (Matrikel) in der modernen Wissenschaft, teilweise unter Einfluß des Englischen. Als Begriff der… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • matrix — (n.) late 14c., uterus, womb, from O.Fr. matrice womb, uterus, from L. matrix (gen. matricis) pregnant animal, in L.L. womb, also source, origin, from mater (gen. matris) mother (see MOTHER (Cf. mother) (n.1)). Sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • matrix — matrix. См. гиалоплазма. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • matrix — matrix. См. ядерный скелет. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Matrix — Matrix. См. Матрица. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Matrix — (lat.), 1) so v.w. Mutterthier; 2) (Anat.), die Gebärmutter, s. Genitalien B) b) bb); 3) so v.w. Matrize …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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