Definitions for multipleˈmʌl tə pəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mul•ti•pleˈmʌl tə pəl(adj.)

  1. consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.

  2. Elect. (of circuits) arranged in parallel. (of a circuit or circuits) having a number of points at which connection can be made.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  3. (n.)a number that contains another number an integral number of times without a remainder:

    12 is a multiple of 3.

Origin of multiple:

1570–80; < F < LL multiplus manifold

Princeton's WordNet

  1. multiple(adj)

    the product of a quantity by an integer

    "36 is a multiple of 9"

  2. multiple(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. multiple(adjective)ˈmʌl tə pəl


    a man facing multiple charges of theft; people with multiple sources of income


  1. multiple(Noun)

    A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder.

  2. multiple(Noun)

    Price-earnings ratio.

  3. multiple(Noun)

    One of a set of the same thing; a duplicate.

  4. multiple(Adjective)

    Having more than one element, part, component, or function.

    My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.

  5. Origin: From multiple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multiple(adj)

    containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts

  2. Multiple(noun)

    a quantity containing another quantity a number of times without a remainder

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Multiple

    A term expressing connection of electric apparatus such as battery couples, or lamps in parallel with each other. In the ordinary incandescent lamp circuits the lamps are connected in multiple. Synonym--Multiple Arc.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'multiple' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4111

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'multiple' in Adjectives Frequency: #552

Translations for multiple

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having, or affecting, many parts

She suffered multiple injuries when she fell out of the window.

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