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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (Gabriel.Dos-Reis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-17 14:45:11

lums_at_[hidden] writes:


| Quick trivia moment. The etymology for 'matrix' is 'womb.' This
| makes much sense in the context of the movie with that title. I am
| not sure how it applies to linear algebra.....

In French, we also call them "tableau", but I realise that "tableau"
has a specific meaning in Combinatorics (Young tableau) where the
pictures might be closer to wombs :-).

-- Gaby

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