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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. Having many folds or parts: repeated many times.
  8. A number or quantity which contains another an exact number of times.
  9. A number or quantity exactly divisible by another.
  10. Containing many times.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Usage examples for multiple

  1. Multiple turpitudes were committed but in the dark. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  2. 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
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