matrix

n. (pl. matrices or matrixes)
1 a mould in which a thing is cast or shaped, such as a gramophone record, printing type, etc.
2 a an environment or substance in which a thing is developed. b a womb.
3 a mass of fine-grained rock in which gems, fossils, etc., are embedded.
4 Math. a rectangular array of elements in rows and columns that is treated as a single element.
5 Biol. the substance between cells or in which structures are embedded.
6 Computing a gridlike array of interconnected circuit elements.
Phrases and idioms:
matrix printer = dot matrix printer (see DOT(1)).
Etymology: L, = breeding-female, womb, register f. mater matris mother

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Matrix — Matrix …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Matrix — Données clés Titre original The Matrix …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.