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matrix

noun [C] (DEVELOPMENT)    /ˈmeɪ.trɪks/ (plural matrices /-trɪ.siːz/ or matrixes) formal
the set of conditions that provides a system in which something grows or develops : Europe is remaking itself politically within the matrix of the European Community .Situations and circumstances
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