Definition of matric noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪk//
    [uncountable] (South African English)
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  1. 1the final year of school We studied that book in matric.
  2. 2the work and examinations in the final year of school He passed matric with four distinctions. She's preparing to write matric.
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: abbreviation.

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