cross multiply

verb

Definition of cross multiply 

intransitive verb

: to clear an equation of fractions when each side consists of a fraction with a single denominator by multiplying the numerator of each side by the denominator of the other side and equating the two products obtained

Other Words from cross multiply

cross multiplication noun

First Known Use of cross multiply

1951, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cross multiply

Share cross multiply

Statistics for cross multiply

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cross multiply

The first known use of cross multiply was in 1951

See more words from the same year

Comments on cross multiply

What made you want to look up cross multiply? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!