What does Multiple mean?

Definitions for Multiple
ˈmʌl tə pəlMul·ti·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. multipleadjective

    the product of a quantity by an integer

    "36 is a multiple of 9"

  2. multipleadjective

    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"


  1. multiplenoun

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

    Etymology: From multiple.

  2. multiplenoun

    Price-earnings ratio.

    Etymology: From multiple.

  3. multiplenoun

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

    Etymology: From multiple.

  4. multipleadjective

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

    My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.

    Etymology: From multiple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multipleadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.]

  2. Multiplenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Multiple

    mul′ti-pl, adj. having many folds or parts: repeated many times.—n. a number or quantity which contains another an exact number of times.—n. Mul′tiplepoinding (Scots law), a process by which a person who has funds claimed by more than one, in order not to have to pay more than once, brings them all into court that one of them may establish his right.—Common multiple, a number or quantity that can be divided by each of several others without a remainder; Least common multiple, the smallest number that forms a common multiple. [L. multiplexmultus, many, plicāre, to fold.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. multiple

    A known quantity.

    Multiple amounts of people are getting married this year, the hotel has many weddings in preparation.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Multiple in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Multiple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Multiple in a Sentence

  1. Dana Weiser:

    Across multiple studies, I have found a strong correlation between parental infidelity and one’s own infidelity history, so in general, yes, parent infidelity history is associated with a greater likelihood that their child has cheated at least once in their own relationships.

  2. Benjamin Ginsberg:

    What a campaign needs to do to staff one statewide recount, let alone multiple recounts, is overwhelming, bush v. Gore was one state. We put out a call and hundreds of lawyers, political operatives and many others responded.

  3. Ali Fogarty:

    Some medications are made by multiple manufacturers, and products are often interchangeable. In those cases, [ managed care organizations ] may change their product preferences depending on which is more cost-effective.

  4. Ron Leffler:

    When there are multiple offers to choose from, sometimes the financial difference between the leading offers is minimal. Look for creative ways to lower the seller’s risk to make your offer more attractive, reducing the number of contingencies you have is the first step, we saw many buyers drop most or all of them in 2021. Consider a very high or non-refundable earnest money deposit, which sends a serious message, [though you should] make sure you’re willing to go that far.

  5. Roderick Jones:

    It is very apparent from my teams monitoring of online threats that Antifa-type groups intend to engage in violence in the aftermath of the election, especially if Trump wins. Rallies celebrating Trumps victory would be the most obvious target for violent disruption, but the threat comes from multiple angles. There are many extremists who hate Antifa and the left and dont necessarily want to initiate violence but are eager to jump into a fight once it begins.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. plantation
    • B. staff
    • C. endeavor
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