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## Definition of *multiplication*

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**:**the act or process of multiplying**:**the state of being multiplied2a

**:**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)Keep scrolling for more

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multiplicationwas in the 14th centurySee more words from the same century