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English noun: matrix

1. matrix (group) (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules


Broader (hypernym)array


Narrower (hyponym)correlation matrix, dot matrix, real matrix, square matrix, transpose


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

2. matrix (substance) (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded


Broader (hypernym)rock, stone


Domain categorygeology

3. matrix (object) an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)


Broader (hypernym)enclosure, natural enclosure

4. matrix (body) the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded


Synonymsground substance, intercellular substance


Broader (hypernym)body substance


Part meronymbone, cartilage, connective tissue, gristle, os

5. matrix (body) the formative tissue at the base of a nail


Broader (hypernym)animal tissue


Part meronymnail

6. matrix (artifact) mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface


Broader (hypernym)cast, mold, mould









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