Associations to the word «Matrix»


MATRIX, noun. (now rare) The womb.
MATRIX, noun. (biology) The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.
MATRIX, noun. (biology) An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.
MATRIX, noun. (biology) Part of the mitochondrion.
MATRIX, noun. (biology) The medium in which bacteria are cultured.
MATRIX, noun. (mathematics) A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.
MATRIX, noun. (computing) A two-dimensional array.
MATRIX, noun. (computing) The circuitry inside a keyboard that determines which keys are being pressed.
MATRIX, noun. A table of data.
MATRIX, noun. (geology) A geological matrix, the outer material of a rock consisting of larger grains embedded in a material consisting of smaller ones.
MATRIX, noun. (archaeology and paleontology) The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.
MATRIX, noun. (analytical chemistry) The environment from which a given sample is taken.
MATRIX DECOMPOSITION, noun. (mathematics) A process by which a rectangular table of numbers or abstract quantities that can be added and multiplied is broken down into simpler numerical building blocks.
MATRIX ISOLATION, noun. (chemistry) (physics) a technique for maintaining reactive molecules in an inert material at low temperature for spectroscopic study
MATRIX LANGUAGE, noun. (linguistics) The dominant language in code-switching, into which elements of a secondary language are embedded.
MATRIX MANAGEMENT, noun. A type of organizational management in which people with similar skills are pooled for work assignments and may have more than one manager.
MATRIX MECHANICS, noun. (physics) The original formulation of quantum mechanics in which the operators were represented by time-dependent matrices.

Dictionary definition

MATRIX, noun. (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules.
MATRIX, noun. (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded.
MATRIX, noun. An enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb).
MATRIX, noun. The body substance in which tissue cells are embedded.
MATRIX, noun. The formative tissue at the base of a nail.
MATRIX, noun. Mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface.

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