Multiplex



[muhl-tuh-pleks] /ˈmʌl təˌplɛks/

adjective
1.
having many parts or aspects:
the multiplex problem of drug abuse.
2.
manifold; multiple:
the multiplex opportunities in high technology.
3.
Telecommunications. of, relating to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more trains of signals or messages over a single channel.
verb (used with object)
4.
Telecommunications.

verb (used without object)
5.
to send several messages or signals simultaneously, as by multiplex telegraphy.
noun
6.
a multiplex electronics system.
7.
(in map making) a stereoscopic device that makes it possible to view pairs of aerial photographs in three dimensions.
8.
Also called multiplex cinema, multiplex theater. a group of two or more motion-picture theaters on the same site or in the same building, especially a cluster of adjoining theaters.
/ˈmʌltɪˌplɛks/
noun
1.
(telecomm)

2.

adjective
3.
designating a method of map-making using three cameras to produce a stereoscopic effect
4.
a less common word for multiple
verb
5.
to send (messages or signals) or (of messages or signals) be sent by multiplex

1550s (adj.), 1560s (n.), in mathematics, from Latin multiplex “having many folds; many times as great in number; of many parts” (see multiply).

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