Definitions of multiplication

  1. a multiplicative increase; " repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; " this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
  2. 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"
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of petals; augmentation.
  6. 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.
  7. The act of multiplying: the rule or operation by which any given number or quantity is multiplied.
  8. Act or rule of multiplying.
  9. The process of multiplying.
  10. The act of multiplying; a rule or operation by which any given number is multiplied, or added to itself a given number of times.
  11. 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. 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
  2. She's just a multiplication- table for annything she says and touches. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Multiplication tables may also be written, one step for each pupil. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. For which multiplication there were good reasons. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete by Gilbert Parker
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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