Multi



[muhl-tee, -tahy] /ˈmʌl ti, -taɪ/ Informal.

noun, plural multis.
1.
a pattern of several colors or hues, usually in stripes:
This dress comes in pink or green multi.
adjective
2.
.
1.
a combining form meaning “many,” “much,” “multiple,” “many times,” “more than one,” “more than two,” “composed of many like parts,” “in many respects,” used in the formation of compound words:
multiply; multivitamin.
combining form
1.
many or much: multiflorous, multimillion
2.
more than one: multiparous, multistorey

before vowels mult-, word-forming element meaning “many, many times, much,” from comb. form of Latin multus “much, many,” from PIE *ml-to-, from root *mel- “strong, great, numerous” (cf. Latin melior “better,” Greek mala “very, very much”). Many words that use it (multinational, etc.) are 20c. coinages.

multi- pref.

multi-
A prefix that means “many” or “much,” as in multicellular, having many cells.

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