Definitions of multiplication

  1. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
  2. a multiplicative increase; " repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; " this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
  3. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed; " the multiplication of four by three gives twelve"; " four times three equals twelve"
  4. The act or process of multiplying, or of increasing in number; the state of being multiplied; as, the multiplication of the human species by natural generation.
  5. The process of repeating, or adding to itself, any given number or quantity a certain number of times; commonly, the process of ascertaining by a briefer computation the result of such repeated additions; also, the rule by which the operation is performed; -- the reverse of division.
  6. An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of petals; augmentation.
  7. The art of increasing gold or silver by magic, - attributed formerly to the alchemists.
  8. The act or process of increasing a given number of times; rule or operation by which any given number or quantity is increased a given number of times.
  9. The act of multiplying: the rule or operation by which any given number or quantity is multiplied.
  10. Act or rule of multiplying.
  11. The process of multiplying.
  12. The act of multiplying; a rule or operation by which any given number is multiplied, or added to itself a given number of times.
  13. The act or operation of multiplying or increasing a number any given number of times; in arith., a short operation or process by which a number or quantity is increased any given number of times.

Usage examples for multiplication

  1. No circumstance can be foreseen, at this moment, which will lessen our rate of multiplication for centuries to come. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. This English idea that a university is a mere multiplication of colleges is so firmly fixed that the very word is defined as " a collection of institutions of learning at a common centre." – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  3. Indeed, with the extension of territory, with the multiplication of interests, with the varieties, increasing from time to time, of the products of this great country, the bonds which bind the Union together should have increased. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  4. When he should have been poring over the sweet, palpitating mysteries of the multiplication table, his vagrant gaze was always on the open window near which he sat. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  5. Now a busy spelling and pronouncing began; then followed the multiplication table, and, lastly, the singing. – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  6. This last point will go far toward explaining why bank transactions may multiply without a corresponding multiplication of trade. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  7. Tears in the first place had a great mind to come, and would put themselves between me and the figures in the multiplication table. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. Value is not constituted by time of labour alone, except in the case of commodities admitting of indefinite multiplication it is constituted in all other cases by social utility; and the importance of this distinction is especially manifest in treating of the very point that comes before us here- the value of labour. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  9. She's just a multiplication table for annything she says and touches. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. She took it from him, did a sum herself- in multiplication and exhibited that result to him. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  11. One day, when Louis was by his mother's side, studying a multiplication table which Clery had made for him, at her desire, the guard interfered, saying that he was afraid the queen was teaching her son a cipher- language, under pretence of giving him lessons in arithmetic. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  12. The reader of to- day is sickened by the multiplication of repulsive scenes, and the absence from the book of any good qualities or actions whatever. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  13. Thence, when, by multiplication of Christian nations our mental world had become vastly enlarged, embracing in one bond of culture, not only all modern civilized peoples, but also the three great ancient ones, the poets- especially the dramatic, for reasons that will be presently stated- looked abroad and afar for the frame- work and corporeal stuff of their writings. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  14. An infectious disease may be defined as any malady caused by the introduction, into the body, of minute organisms of a vegetable or animal nature which have the power of indefinite multiplication and of setting free certain peculiar poisons which are chiefly responsible for the morbid changes. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  15. I will, I assure you, pray from the depths of my heart for your success, the increase of your numbers, the multiplication of your activities, and the consolidation of your achievements. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  16. Its steadily increasing growth, however, the multiplication of its responsibilities and problems, and his own oncoming years finally caused him to admit to partnership on the first day of January, 1877, two of his oldest and most valued employees, Abiel T. LaForge and Robert M. Valentine. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  17. The teachers in the secondary schools of the country, who, so far, have shown a desire to assist us in giving an industrial and commercial direction to our educational policy, would also in that event have to meet the wishes of the parents; and thus education would fall back into the old rut with its cramming, its examinations and result fees- all leading to the multiplication of clerks and professional men, and preventing us from turning the thoughts and energies of the people towards productive occupations. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  18. But by degrees this sense came into being side by side with the multiplication of the document itself. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  19. For which multiplication there were good reasons. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete by Gilbert Parker
  20. Multiplication tables may also be written, one step for each pupil. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft