cross multiply

cross multiplied; cross multiplying; cross multiplies

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

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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