Multiple



[muhl-tuh-puh l] /ˈmʌl tə pəl/

adjective
1.
consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.
2.
Electricity.

3.
Botany. (of a fruit) collective.
noun
4.
Mathematics. a number that contains another number an integral number of times without a remainder:
12 is a multiple of 3.
5.
Electricity. a group of terminals arranged to make a circuit or group of circuits accessible at a number of points at any one of which connection can be made.
/ˈmʌltɪpəl/
adjective
1.
having or involving more than one part, individual, etc: he had multiple injuries
2.
(electronics, US & Canadian) (of a circuit) having a number of conductors in parallel
noun
3.
the product of a given number or polynomial and any other one: 6 is a multiple of 2
4.
(telephony) an electrical circuit accessible at a number of points to any one of which a connection can be made
5.
short for multiple store
adj.

1640s, “involving many parts,” from French multiple (14c.), from Late Latin multiplus “manifold,” from Latin multi- “many, much” (see multi-) + -plus “-fold,” (see -fold). The noun is from 1680s, in mathematics, from the adjective. Multiple choice as a type of question attested from 1828. Multiple exposure first recorded 1923.
multiple
(mŭl’tə-pəl)
A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder. For example, 4, 10, and 32 are multiples of 2.

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