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Definition of multiplication
1 : the act or process of multiplying : the state of being multiplied
2a : a mathematical operation that at its simplest is an abbreviated process of adding an integer to zero a specified number of times and that is extended to other numbers in accordance with laws that are valid for integersb : 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 (such as complex numbers, vectors, matrices, or functions)
Examples of multiplication in a Sentence
Students are learning multiplication and division.
a disease causing uncontrolled multiplication of cells
an uncontrolled multiplication of cells
Recent Examples of multiplication from the Web

The kids stayed in front of their building, sometimes fighting over a basketball, or quizzing each other on multiplication tables from a swing set inside the iron fence.

This operation is the equivalent of matrix multiplication.

Nvidia focused on structuring cores to speed up matrix multiplications, which are the heart of effective deeplearning systems.

DreamBox is an entertaining way to reinforce addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.

As with a previous column, my aim was to find a sweet spot between the addictive thrill of Pokémon Go and the rigor of memorizing multiplication tables.

But forget kiddie helpers like multiplication tables and classroom reminders.
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Origin and Etymology of multiplication
Middle English multiplicacioun, from AngloFrench multiplicacion, from Latin multiplication, multiplicatio, from multiplicare to multiply
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
MULTIPLICATION Defined for English Language Learners
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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
MULTIPLICATION Defined for Kids
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: 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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