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# multiplication

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noun mul·ti·pli·ca·tion \ˌməl-tə-plə-ˈkā-shən\

## Simple Definition of multiplication

• mathematics : the process of adding a number to itself a certain number of times : the act or process of multiplying numbers

• : an increase in the number or amount of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

## Full Definition of multiplication

1. 1 :  the act or process of multiplying :  the state of being multiplied

2. 2 a :  a mathematical operation that at its simplest is an abbreviated process of adding an integer to itself a specified number of times and that is extended to other numbers in accordance with laws that are valid for integers b :  any of various mathematical operations that are analogous in some way to multiplication of the real numbers but are defined for other or larger sets of elements (as complex numbers, vectors, matrices, or functions)

## Examples of multiplication in a sentence

1. Students are learning multiplication and division.

2. a disease causing uncontrolled multiplication of cells

3. an uncontrolled multiplication of cells

## Origin and Etymology of multiplication

Middle English multiplicacioun, from Anglo-French multiplicacion, from Latin multiplication-, multiplicatio, from multiplicare to multiply

First Known Use: 14th century

## multiplication

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noun mul·ti·pli·ca·tion \ˌməl-tə-plə-ˈkā-shən\

## Definition of multiplication for Students

1. :  a short way of finding out what would be the result of adding one number the number of times indicated by a second number <The multiplication of 7 by 3 is equal to 7 plus 7 plus 7, which gives 21.>

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