matrix
noun (plural matrices or matrixes) Etymology: Latin, female animal used for breeding, parent plant, from matr-, mater Date: 1555 1. something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form 2. a. a mold from which a relief surface (as a piece of type) is made b. die 3a(1) c. an engraved or inscribed die or stamp d. an electroformed impression of a phonograph record used for mass-producing duplicates of the original 3. a. the natural material (as soil or rock) in which something (as a fossil or crystal) is embedded b. material in which something is enclosed or embedded (as for protection or study) 4. a. the extracellular substance in which tissue cells (as of connective tissue) are embedded b. the thickened epithelium at the base of a fingernail or toenail from which new nail substance develops 5. a. a rectangular array of mathematical elements (as the coefficients of simultaneous linear equations) that can be combined to form sums and products with similar arrays having an appropriate number of rows and columns b. something resembling a mathematical matrix especially in rectangular arrangement of elements into rows and columns c. an array of circuit elements (as diodes and transistors) for performing a specific function 6. a main clause that contains a subordinate clause

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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 — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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