matric - definition and synonyms

noun South African informal  /məˈtrɪk/
singularmatric
pluralmatrics
  1. 1
    [uncountable] in South Africa, the twelfth and final year of school

    She wants to finish matric and become a child psychologist.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] in South Africa, the school-leaving exam taken at the end of the twelfth and final year

    In just a few years’ time my sons will be doing their matric at Lilyfontein.

  3. 3
    [countable] in South Africa, a student in the twelfth and final year of school

    It's a little more than two months before Matrics have to begin their all-important final exam.