[muhl-tip-er-uh s] /mʌlˈtɪp ər əs/
of or relating to a multipara.
producing more than one at a birth.
Botany. (of a cyme) having many lateral axes.
(of certain species of mammal) producing many offspring at one birth
of, relating to, or designating a multipara
“bringing forth many young at a birth,” 1640s, from Modern Latin multiparus, from multi- + stem of parere “to bring forth” (see pare).
multiparity mul·ti·par·i·ty (mŭl’tĭ-pār’ĭ-tē)
The condition of being a multipara.
multiparous mul·tip·a·rous (mŭl-tĭp’ər-əs)
- Multiprotocol label switching
networking (MPLS) A packet switching protocol developed by the IETF. Initially developed to improve switching speed, other benefits are now seen as being more important. MPLS adds a 32-bit label to each packet to improve network efficiency and to enable routers to direct packets along predefined routes in accordance with the required quality of service. […]
[muhl-tee-pur-puh s, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈpɜr pəs, ˌmʌl taɪ-/ adjective 1. able to be used for several : a multipurpose lawn spray. /ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs/ adjective 1. able to be used for many purposes: a multipurpose gadget adj. also multi-purpose, 1935, from multi- + purpose (n.).
- Multipurpose vehicle
noun 1. a large car, similar to a van, designed to carry up to eight passengers MPV
- Multi-purpose vehicle
noun any large motor vehicle that can be driven in various conditions and on different terrains, such as off-road; abbr. MPV Examples Most multi-purpose vehicles can hold eight passengers.