[mey-tree-ahr-kit, -keyt] /ˈmeɪ triˌɑr kɪt, -keɪt/
a system or community.
a social order formerly believed to have preceded patriarchal tribal society in the early period of human communal life, embodying rule by the mothers, or by all adult women.
(rare) a family or people under female domination or government
[mey-tree-ahr-kee] /ˈmeɪ triˌɑr ki/ noun, plural matriarchies. 1. a family, society, community, or state governed by women. 2. a form of social organization in which the mother is head of the family, and in which descent is reckoned in the female line, the children belonging to the mother’s clan; system. /ˈmeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪ/ noun (pl) -chies 1. […]
matrical mat·ri·cal (māt’rĭ-kəl) adj. Of or relating to a matrix.
/məˈtrɪk/ noun 1. (Brit & South African) short for matriculation (sense 2)
[mey-tri-seez, ma-tri-] /ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ trɪ-/ noun 1. a plural of . [mey-triks, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trɪks, ˈmæ-/ noun, plural matrices [mey-tri-seez, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ-/ (Show IPA), matrixes. 1. something that constitutes the place or point from which something else originates, takes form, or develops: The Greco-Roman world was the matrix for Western civilization. 2. […]