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"matrix" in British English

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matrixnoun

uk   /ˈmeɪ.trɪks/  us   /ˈmeɪ.trɪks/ (plural matrices /-trɪ.siːz/ or matrixes)
  • matrix noun (MATHEMATICS)

[C] specialized mathematics a group of numbers or other symbols arranged in a rectangle that can be used together as a single unit to solve particular mathematical problems
  • matrix noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C or U] specialized a substance in which other things are fixed, buried, etc.: The fossils lie embedded in a matrix of shale and sandstone.
(Definition of matrix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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matrixnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·trɪks/ (plural matrices  /ˈmeɪ·trəˌsiz/ or matrixes  /ˈmeɪ·trɪk·sɪz/ )
algebra a group of numbers or other symbols arranged in a rectangle that can be used to solve particular mathematical problems
(Definition of matrix from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"matrix" in Business English

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matrixnoun [C]

uk   us   /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'.
(Definition of matrix from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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