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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
(Definition of matrix noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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