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  1. The womb.
  2. The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.
  3. An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.
  4. Part of the mitochondrion.
  5. The medium in which bacteria are cultured.
  6. 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.
  7. A two-dimensional array.
  8. A grid-like arrangement of electronic components, especially one intended for information coding, decoding or storage.
  9. A table of data.
  10. A geological matrix.
  11. The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.
  12. The environment from which a given sample is taken.
  13. In hot metal typesetting, a mold for casting a letter.
  14. In printmaking, the plate or block used, with ink, to hold the image that makes up the print.
  15. The cavity or mold in which anything is formed.
  16. The five simple colours (black, white, blue, red, and yellow) from which all the others are formed.
  17. A binding agent of composite materials, e.g. resin in fibreglass.


Matrix may refer to:

Etymology

From Middle English matris, matrice, matrix, from Old French matrice (“pregnant animal”), or from Latin mātrīx (“dam, womb”), from māter (“mother”).



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