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matrix

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmeɪtrɪks/ ( plural matrixes or matrices)
a group of numbers or other things arranged in a rectangle that can be used to solve a problem or measure something: The bottom row of the matrix indicates typical lead times for starting activities in order to complete the stage by the date scheduled. They use a matrix which classifies the company's product or service on one axis from A to E.
a set of related things that affect the way something develops or changes: The modern matrix of cultural management includes buzzwords like 'access' and 'empowerment'.
→  See also Ansoff matrix , Boston Matrix , salary matrix
Translations of “matrix”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發展, (事物成長發展的)條件,環境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发展, (事物成长发展的)条件,环境…
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