la matriz
-the womb
See the entry for matriz.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. womb
Los gemelos siempre han compartido todo, ¡incluso la matriz de su madre!The twins have always shared everything, even their mother's womb!
b. uterus
La matriz alberga el feto en desarrollo.The uterus houses the developing fetus.
2. (array of numbers)
a. matrix
Sus intentos de interpretar la matriz fracasaron.Their attempts at interpreting the matrix failed.
3. (cast)
a. mold
Utilizamos las matrices para crear cubitos de hielo de diferentes formas.We used molds to create ice cubes of differing shapes.
b. die
Utilizó la matriz para hacer una estampa con forma de conejo.He used a die to make a stamp in the shape of a rabbit.
4. (tail end of a document)
a. stub
Debes guardar las matrices de tus cheques, por si acaso.You should keep your check stubs, just in case.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (in business)
a. parent
La empresa matriz tiene control de las operaciones de la empresa filial.The parent company has control of the operations of the subsidiary company.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. womb
2. (de talonario)
a. (check) stub
3. (molde)
a. mold
4. (mat & inform)
a. matrix
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (empresa)
a. parent
casa matrizhead office
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1 (Anatomía) womb; uterus
2 (Técnica) mould; mold; (EEUU) die; (Tipografía) matrix
3 [de talonario] stub; counterfoil
4 (Jur) original; master copy
5 (Matemáticas) matrix; (Informática) array
casa matriz (Com) (sede) head office; (compañía) parent company; (convento) parent house
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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