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adjective mul·ti·ple \ˈməl-tə-pəl\

Simple Definition of multiple

  • : more than one

  • : shared by many people

Full Definition of multiple

  1. 1 :  consisting of, including, or involving more than one <multiple births>

  2. 2 :  many, manifold <multiple achievements>

  3. 3 :  shared by many <multiple ownership>

  4. 4 :  having numerous aspects or functions :  various

  5. 5 :  being a group of terminals which make a circuit available at a number of points

  6. 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

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multiple

noun mul·ti·ple

Simple Definition of multiple

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

Full Definition of multiple

  1. 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. 2 :  parallel 4b

  3. 3 chiefly British :  chain store

Examples of multiple

  1. 35 is a multiple of 7.

  2. 12 is a multiple of 6.



1660

First Known Use of multiple

1660


Medical Dictionary

multiple

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adjective mul·ti·ple \ˈməl-tə-pəl\

Medical Definition of multiple

  1. 1:  consisting of, including, or involving more than one <multiple births>

  2. 2:  affecting many parts of the body at once






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