# Definitions and Synonyms of *matrix algebra* | Another word for *matrix algebra* | What is *matrix algebra? *

*Definition 1: the part of algebra that deals with the theory of matrices - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**matrix algebra* is a kind of ...) the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations

*matrix algebra*is a kind of ...) the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations

*(matrix algebra* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

### (matrix algebra is the domain which ... is member of) changing a square matrix to diagonal form (with all non-zero elements on the principal diagonal)

*"the diagonalization of a normal matrix by a unitary transformation"*