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mul•ti•ple /ˈmʌltəpəl/USA pronunciation  adj. [before a noun]
  1. consisting of, having, or involving several individuals, parts, etc.;
    manifold:suffered multiple injuries in the car wreck.

n. [countable]
  1. a number that contains another, smaller number an exact number of times without a remainder:12 is a multiple of 3.
  2. See -plic-.

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multiple /ˈmʌltɪpəl/ adj
  1. having or involving more than one part, individual, etc
  2. US Canadian (of a circuit) having a number of conductors in parallel
n
  1. the product of a given number or polynomial and any other one: 6 is a multiple of 2
  2. short for multiple store
Etymology: 17th Century: via French from Late Latin multiplus, from Latin multiplex

ˈmultiply adv



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