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Definitions of multiple

  1. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; " multiple birth"; " multiple ownership"; " made multiple copies of the speech"; " his multiple achievements in public life"; " her multiple personalities"; " a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
  2. the product of a quantity by an integer; " 36 is a multiple of 9"
  3. Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts.
  4. A quantity containing another quantity a number of times without a remainder.
  5. A number or quantity which contains another an exact number of times without a remainder; as, 12 is a multiple of 4.
  6. Consisting of many parts; repeated many times.
  7. Manifold, repeated several times; occurring in several parts at the same time, as m. arthritis, m. neuritis.
  8. Having many folds or parts: repeated many times.
  9. A number or quantity which contains another an exact number of times.
  10. A number or quantity exactly divisible by another.
  11. Consisting of more than one; manifold.
  12. A quantity exactly divisible by another.
  13. Containing many times.
  14. A quantity which contains another a certain number of times without a remainder. Multiple values, symbols which fulfill the algebraical conditions of a problem when different values are given them. Multiple fruit, an aggregation of fruits from a collection of blossoms. A common multiple, one which contains two or more different numbers exactly. A least common multiple, the lowest that will contain two or more numbers exactly.
  15. A quantity or number which contains another an exact number of times without a remainder- thus 8 is a multiple of 2, and 9 of 3.
  16. Containing many times; numerous: common multiple, one that is a multiple of two or more numbers- thus 12, 24, or 36 is a common multiple of 4, 3, and 2: least common multiple, the least number that will contain other numbers exactly- thus 12 is the least common multiple of 4, 3, and 2.
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Usage examples for multiple

  1. The substances that will combine will do so in these proportions, or in proportions of any even multiple of the number, and in no other. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  2. D. Project Gutenberg Etexts are usually created from multiple editions, all of which are in the Public Domain in the United States, unless a copyright notice is included. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. The black muzzles of multiple pom- poms were swinging around, poking toward the sky. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  4. What have we to tell of the different varieties of stars- of coloured stars, of variable stars, of double stars, of multiple stars, of stars that seem to move, and of stars that seem at rest? – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  5. I remember distinctly when Mr. Edison gave me the problem of placing a motor in circuit in multiple arc with a fixed resistance; and I had to work out the problem entirely, as I could find no prior solution. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. With the consciousness of exactly what Androvsky's touch meant to her came a multiple consciousness of a thousand other things, all connected with him and her consecrated relation to him. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  7. " Gentlemen," he said, " I know that my assertions about the multiple crimes of this man Gurn must fill you with amazement. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  8. But Amory was small, and never shut her limbs up like a multiple lever in a basket chair, but drew her skirt down a foot or so below her toes instead whenever she sat down. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  9. Multiple turpitudes were committed but in the dark. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  10. Once, in the pretty Public Garden which the multiple had claimed for its private property, three unmerciful American women suddenly descended from the heavens and began to question the multiple's gardener, who was peacefully digging at the rate of a spadeful every five minutes. – Short Stories and Essays From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  11. A word always applies, not only to one particular, but to a group of associated particulars, which are not recognized as multiple in common thought or speech. –  by
  12. The little squad ship went on at an improbable multiple of the speed of light. – A Matter of Importance by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  13. The time has come when she will brood, and interpret more and more the underlying truths, and body forth an art which shall be a spiritual guide, shed light, and show the meaning of her multiple existence. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  14. Let us first look into the multiple telegraph and take the other up under the head of the telephone. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  15. It has since been proof- read and modified by comparison with multiple editions. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  16. When they result from direct violence, such as a crush between two heavy objects, they are often multiple and compound. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  17. 3 Thus the dominance of the Brahmans and their readiness to countenance every cult and doctrine which can attract worshippers explains the diversity of Indian religion, but are there no general characteristics which mark all its multiple forms? – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  18. If that had varied in the different compounds, it would also havevaried by a multiple of the smallest proportion. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  19. Whatever I had learned, it seemed, was of no practical value; my multiple sensations were not reducible to the simplest demand. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
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