multiplayer

adjective
mul·​ti·​play·​er | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈplā-ər How to pronounce multiplayer (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multiplayer

: involving or intended for more than one player a multiplayer trade/deal in baseball a card game with solitaire and multiplayer rules often : involving or allowing simultaneous play by more than one player through a shared interface Since the multiplayer game World of Warcraft debuted in 2004, gamers have spent more than 50 billion hours guiding their role-playing avatars through its mythical virtual worlds. Discover While both are meant for multiplayer combat, the AI in single-player mode can provide you with dangerously smart foes. Newsweek Buy if: you want fast-paced multiplayer fun that's tense as heck. — Jimmy Donnellan

First Known Use of multiplayer

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiplayer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiplayer. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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