_Matrix multiplication_ is an operation that takes two matrices for inputs, and outputs a product matrix.

We may write \\(A \times B = C\\), where the variables now stand for matrices.

If \\(A\\) is a row vector of length n, and \\(B\\) is column vector of length n, then the matrix multiplication \\(A \cdot B\\) is precisely defined to the dot product \\(A \cdot B\\) of \\(A\\) and \\(B\\).

The notation coincides; matrix multiplication is a strict generalization of the dot product, to the case of general matrices.