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"

Wiktionary

  1. multiplenoun

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

  2. multiplenoun

    Price-earnings ratio.

  3. multiplenoun

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

  4. multipleadjective

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

    My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.

  5. Etymology: From multiple.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Multipleadjective

    A term in arithmetick, when one number contains another several times: as, nine is the multiple of three, containing it three times.

    Etymology: multiplex, Latin.

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

  2. Multiplenoun

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

  3. 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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Numerology

  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. Pete Cunningham:

    You can capture the temperature of a point. We can do that at multiple points as well, so we can capture multiple points on the screen at the same time. The temperature range at the side of the screen gives you the minimum and maximum temperature in that scene at the time.

  2. Michael Amoia:

    A lot of people think I like bugs – actually it’s the complete opposite, i’m afraid of bugs, I hate bugs. But it has multiple meanings, that’s why I put them all over my body.

  3. Franck Marchis:

    Kleopatra is truly a unique body in our Solar System, science makes a lot of progress thanks to the study of weird outliers. I think Kleopatra is one of those and understanding this complex, multiple asteroid system can help us learn more about our Solar System.

  4. Lori Bronner:

    He (Henderson) is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in death.

  5. Richard Mihigo:

    That explains why we are in a situation almost like a protracted sort of situation where multiple outbreaks break at the same time, the supply system is also an issue, because Richard Mihigo need to bring in all the vaccines - being for measles, being for yellow fever or cholera - and it's not easy to manage all the logistics for all these events happening at the same time.

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