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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.]
1. (Anat.) The womb.
All that openeth the matrix is mine. --Ex. xxxiv.
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
3. (Biol.) The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or
vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular
4. (Math.) A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and
columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations.
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