multiple

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1mul·ti·ple

adjective \ˈməl-tə-pəl\

: more than one

: shared by many people

Full Definition of MULTIPLE

1
:  consisting of, including, or involving more than one <multiple births>
2
:  many, manifold <multiple achievements>
3
:  shared by many <multiple ownership>
4
:  having numerous aspects or functions :  various
5
:  being a group of terminals which make a circuit available at a number of points
6
:  formed by coalescence of the ripening ovaries of several flowers <a multiple fruit>

Examples of MULTIPLE

  1. She made multiple copies of the report.
  2. a person of multiple achievements
  3. He suffered multiple injuries in the accident.

Origin of MULTIPLE

French, from Latin multiplex, from multi- + -plex -fold — more at -fold
First Known Use: 1647

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

2multiple

noun

mathematics : a number that can be produced by multiplying a smaller number

Full Definition of MULTIPLE

1
a :  the product of a quantity by an integer <35 is a multiple of 7>
b :  something in units of more than one or two
2
:  parallel 4b
3
chiefly British :  chain store

Examples of MULTIPLE

  1. 35 is a multiple of 7.
  2. 12 is a multiple of 6.

First Known Use of MULTIPLE

1660

mul·ti·ple

adjective \ˈməl-tə-pəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MULTIPLE

1
: consisting of, including, or involving more than one <multiple births>
2
: affecting many parts of the body at once

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