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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.

Living on or within a matrix may also be referred to as "on the grid", with greater flexibility and choice available to those who venture off-the-grid.
After years of living a boring life, working 9-to-5 on the East Coast matrix, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he traded his car for a bicycle and started earning a living with his acoustic guitar.
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computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into a battery.
NO ONE CAN BE TOLD WHAT THE MATRIX IS, YOU HAVE TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF. k.
by ^___^ December 02, 2003
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Verb:To dodge something w/ superhuman ability.
"Dude, he threw that ball at me and i like matrixed it."
by Matry McMatrix November 29, 2003
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A rectangular array of numbers or expressions. The plural is 'matrices'. An n x m matrix has n rows and m columns.
Find the determinant of this matrix.
by moley November 07, 2003
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a massive computer program used in a movie of the same title, serving the purpose of controlling the human race, ironically not that far from the truth...
"Hey, you think we're in a matrix?"
"Shut up! The highway scene's almost on again! SHHHH!"
by Orion January 15, 2004
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computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into a battery.
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For about 90% of internet-users the matrix is defined in Winuser.h

For about 9% of the very same population, the matrix is reality.

For the rest of that population, the matrix is a two-dimensional array.

Outside that population it's a Scifi/fantasy movie.
"Well, how do I rotate a that vector again? I so wished I remembered my calculations with matrices better."
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