# Matrical vs. Matrix

## Difference Between Matrical and Matrix

#### Matrical➦

Of, or pertaining to, a matrix.

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#### Matrix➦

the cultural, social, or political environment in which something develops

Oxbridge was the matrix of the ideology

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#### Matrix➦

a mass of fine-grained rock in which gems, crystals, or fossils are embedded

nodules of secondary limestone set in a matrix of porous dolomite

such fossils will often be partly concealed by matrix

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#### Matrix➦

a mould in which something, such as a record or printing type, is cast or shaped

her two duets with Isobel Baillie were never issued and the matrices were destroyed

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#### Matrix➦

a rectangular array of quantities or expressions in rows and columns that is treated as a single entity and manipulated according to particular rules

this formula applies for all square matrices

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#### Matrix➦

an organizational structure in which two or more lines of command, responsibility, or communication may run through the same individual

matrix structures are said to foster greater flexibility

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#### Matrix➦

A situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained

"Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every form of freedom" (Benjamin N. Cardozo).

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#### Matrix➦

The womb.

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#### Matrix➦

The formative cells or tissue of a specialized structure such as a hair, nail, claw, or tooth.

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#### Matrix➦

See ground substance.

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#### Matrix➦

The solid matter in which a fossil or crystal is embedded.

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#### Matrix➦

Groundmass.

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#### Matrix➦

A mold or die.

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#### Matrix➦

The principal metal in an alloy, as the iron in steel.

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#### Matrix➦

A binding substance, as cement in concrete.

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#### Matrix➦

(Mathematics) A rectangular array of numeric or algebraic quantities subject to mathematical operations.

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#### Matrix➦

Something resembling such an array, as in the regular formation of elements into columns and rows.

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#### Matrix➦

(Computers) The network of intersections between input and output leads in a computer, functioning as an encoder or a decoder.

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#### Matrix➦

A mold used in stereotyping and designed to receive positive impressions of type or illustrations from which metal plates can be cast. Also called mat2.

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#### Matrix➦

A metal plate used for casting typefaces.

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#### Matrix➦

An electroplated impression of a phonograph record used to make duplicate records.

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#### Matrix➦

A table of data.

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#### Matrix➦

The cavity or mold in which anything is formed.

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#### Matrix➦

(biology) The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.

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#### Matrix➦

(biology) An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.

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#### Matrix➦

(biology) Part of the mitochondrion.

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#### Matrix➦

(biology) The medium in which bacteria are cultured.

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#### Matrix➦

a term describing a controlled environment or situation in which people act or behave in ways that conform to roles pre-determined by a powerful person(s) who decides how the world is supposed to function (as if the world is but virtual reality and people but brains in a vat).

The Matrix has attacked me

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#### Matrix➦

(mathematics) A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.

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#### Matrix➦

(computing) A two-dimensional array.

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#### Matrix➦

(electronics) A grid-like arrangement of electronic components, especially one intended for information coding, decoding or storage.

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#### Matrix➦

(geology) A geological matrix.

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#### Matrix➦

(archaeology and paleontology) The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.

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#### Matrix➦

(analytical chemistry) The environment from which a given sample is taken.

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#### Matrix➦

In hot metal typesetting, a mold for casting a letter.

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#### Matrix➦

In printmaking, the plate or block used, with ink, to hold the image that makes up the print.

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#### Matrix➦

(dyeing) The five simple colours (black, white, blue, red, and yellow) from which all the others are formed.

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#### Matrix➦

(material science) A binding agent of composite materials, e.g. resin in fibreglass.

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#### Matrix➦

The womb.

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#### Matrix➦

The womb.

All that openeth the matrix is mine.

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#### Matrix➦

That which gives form or origin to anything

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#### Matrix➦

The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance.

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#### Matrix➦

A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations.

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#### Matrix➦

a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns

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#### Matrix➦

an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)

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#### Matrix➦

the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

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#### Matrix➦

the formative tissue at the base of a nail

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#### Matrix➦

mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface

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