What does the word matrix mean?

Usage examples for matrix

  1. In what way man, just emerging from the horror, the shame, the futility of his last and greatest debauch of bloody self- destruction, can be called the chief medium of truth, holiness and beauty, the matrix of divinity, is not entirely manifest. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  2. With this tangible and persistent evidence of the general scheme of spread of the arts of building I can now turn to the consideration of some of the other, more vital, manifestations of human thought and aspirations, which also, like the " matrix of civilization" itself, grew up in intimate association with the practice of embalming the dead. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith

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