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.

    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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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. Tommy Ford:

    We're just blessed that we didn't lose multiple officers and citizens today.

  2. Ted Lieu:

    This is a ridiculous waste of precious federal resources, especially when multiple states and jurisdictions have already legalized marijuana, it is time for the federal government to stop making marijuana use or possession a federal crime.

  3. Hubert Nienhoff:

    Now we're bringing in multiple uses for stadiums again, like shops and conference halls, in the future they will not be outside the city but, something like the cathedrals of the Middle Ages, they will be a vital part of city life.

  4. Derri Smith:

    If you look at Cyntoia's original transcripts, they are peppered with the phrase' teen prostitute,' well we know today there's no such thing as a teen prostitute... because this teen may think that she decided this was her idea to be raped multiple times a day and give money to someone else, it's pretty clear there's an adult behind that who's manipulating and exploiting her.

  5. Paul Dawson:

    You want to change that towel every few days. If you have multiple towels, just throw one in the washer and get a new one, and for sponges, microwaving them might be a better way to sanitize them than just putting antimicrobial liquid on them.

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