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adjective mul·ti·ple \ˈməl-tə-pəl\

Definition of multiple

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

  2. 2 :  many, manifold multiple achievements He sufferred multiple injuries in the accident.

  3. 3 :  shared by many multiple ownership

  4. 4 :  having numerous aspects or functions :  various life is very multiple; full of movements, facts, and news — John Galsworthy

  5. 5 :  being a group of terminals (see 2terminal 3) which make a circuit available at a number of points

  6. 6 :  formed by coalescence of the ripening ovaries (see ovary 2) of several flowers a multiple fruit

Examples of multiple in a sentence

  1. She made multiple copies of the report.

  2. a person of multiple achievements

  3. He suffered multiple injuries in the accident.

Origin and Etymology of multiple

French, from Latin multiplex, from multi- + -plex -fold — more at -fold


First Known Use: 1647

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noun mul·ti·ple

Definition of multiple

  1. 1a :  the product of a quantity by an integer 35 is a multiple of 7b :  something in units of more than one or two

  2. 2 :  parallel 4b

  3. 3 chiefly British :  chain store

Examples of multiple in a sentence

  1. 35 is a multiple of 7.

  2. 12 is a multiple of 6.

Origin and Etymology of multiple

see 1multiple


First Known Use: 1660



MULTIPLE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective mul·ti·ple \ˈməl-tə-pəl\

Definition of multiple for English Language Learners

  • : more than one

  • : shared by many people


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noun mul·ti·ple

Definition of multiple for English Language Learners

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


MULTIPLE Defined for Kids

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adjective mul·ti·ple \ˈməl-tə-pəl\

Definition of multiple for Students

  1. :  being or consisting of more than one We need multiple copies.


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noun mul·ti·ple

Definition of multiple for Students

  1. :  the number found by multiplying one number by another 35 is a multiple of 7.


Medical Dictionary

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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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