the product of a quantity by an integer
"36 is a multiple of 9"
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"
A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder.
One of a set of the same thing; a duplicate.
Having more than one element, part, component, or function.
My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.
Etymology: From multiple.
containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts
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
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. multiplex—multus, many, plicāre, to fold.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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.
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'multiple' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4111
Rank popularity for the word 'multiple' in Adjectives Frequency: #552
The numerical value of multiple in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of multiple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
President Obama gets an A for tackling this problem from multiple angles, but in terms of addressing the biggest problem, the troubling overuse and misuse of antibiotics on large factory farms, the administration gets an incomplete.
It moreover attempts to propagate the well-established lie that cross-line assistance is improving despite multiple reports from the Secretary-General stating the opposite, and it removes any mention of the Security Council-supported political process.
With Trump picking fights on multiple fronts and no sides showing any willingness to back down, we may have to get used to this risk-averse environment in the near-term.
CFIUS needs to get much smarter and more agile, regimes like China’s nowadays can access knowhow through multiple channels both direct and indirect. CFIUS’s mandate needs to be flexible enough to cover all those currently existing and new schemes as they emerge.
This is currently being treated as a multiple homicide investigation.
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- múltipleCatalan, Valencian
- Vielfache, mehrereGerman
- multiple, múltiploSpanish
- مضرب, چندتایی, چندگانهPersian
- usea, moninkertainen, moni, monikertaFinnish
- többszörös, többHungarian
- 倍数, 多重Japanese
- meerdere, veelvoudDutch
- złożony, wieloraki, wielokrotność, wielokrotnyPolish
- múltiplos, múltiploPortuguese
- кратное число, несколько, многочисленный, кратный, много, множество, кратное, множественный, многократныйRussian
- flera, multipel, flera styckenSwedish
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