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See also: mãtric


Etymology 1[edit]

From matriculation.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈtɹɪk/
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matric (countable and uncountable, plural matrics)

  1. (South Africa) The final year of high school. [from 20th c.]
  2. (South Africa) Someone in their final year of high school. [from 20th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 37:
      Once, when some money disappeared […], it was Ben who took the cleaner under his wing and instituted inquiries which revealed a group of matric boys to be the culprits.

Etymology 2[edit]

From matrix.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪtɹɪk/, /ˈmætɹɪk/


matric (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Of or pertaining to matrices.
    • 1939, Hermann Weyl, "Chapter 3: Matric algebras and group rings", The Classical Groups: Their Invariants and Representations
      But throughout this book we look upon the matric algebras as our primary object;
    • 1956, R. J. Kavanagh, "The application of matrix methods to multi-variable control systems", Journal of the Franklin Institute, vol. 262.
      [] the possibility of using matric methods to solve analysis and synthesis problems becomes apparent.
    • 1964, The Matrix and Tensor Quarterly, p. 110, September
      In other words, its controls are homeomorphic to the matric mathematics.