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Meaning of MULTIPLE

Pronunciation:  'multupul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple of 9"
  2. [adj]  having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

MULTIPLE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: aggregate, bigeminal, binary, denary, double, doubled, dual, duple, duplex, eightfold, fivefold, fold, fourfold, manifold, multiplex, ninefold, nonuple, octuple, quadruple, quadruplex, quadruplicate, quaternary, quaternate, quintuple, septuple, sevenfold, sextuple, sixfold, tenfold, ternary, threefold, treble, triple, triplex, triune, twofold
 Antonyms: single(a)
 See Also: double, lcm, least common multiple, lowest common multiple, mathematical product, product, quadruple, triple



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mul"ti*ple\, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple,
    and multiply.]
    Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of
    more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several,
    or many, parts.
    {Law of multiple proportion} (Chem.), the generalization that
       when the same elements unite in more than one proportion,
       forming two or more different compounds, the higher
       proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple
       multiplies of the lowest proportion, or the proportions
       are connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and
       oxygen unite in the proportions {FeO}, {Fe2O3}, {Fe3O4},
       in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are
       simple multiplies of 1. Called also the {Law of Dalton},
       from its discoverer.
    {Multiple algebra}, a branch of advanced mathematics that
       treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more
       unlike units.
    {Multiple conjugation} (Biol.), a coalescence of many cells
       (as where an indefinite number of am[oe]boid cells flow
       together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper
       and even fertilization may have been evolved.
    {Multiple fruits}. (Bot.) See {Collective fruit}, under
    {Multiple star} (Astron.), several stars in close proximity,
       which appear to form a single system.
  2. \Mul"ti*ple\, n. (Math.)
    A quantity containing another quantity a number of times
    without a remainder.
    {A common multiple} of two or more numbers contains each of
       them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a common
       multiple of 3 and 4. The
    {least common multiple} is the least number that will do
       this; thus, 12 is the least common multiple of 3 and 4.
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