1. [ noun ] (mathematics) a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns
Related terms: array real_matrix square_matrix dot_matrix transpose correlation_matrix
2. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the formative tissue at the base of a nail
Related terms: animal_tissue nail
3. [ noun ] (biology) the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
Synonyms: ground_substance intercellular_substance
Related terms: body_substance os cartilage connective_tissue
4. [ noun ] an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)
Related terms: enclosure
5. [ noun ] mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
Related terms: mold
Similar spelling:   matric