Arithmetic. the symbol (⋅), (×), or (∗) between two mathematical expressions, denoting multiplication of the second expression by the first. In certain algebraic notations the sign is suppressed and multiplication is indicated by immediate juxtaposition or contiguity, as in ab.
the symbol ×, placed between numbers to be multiplied, as in 3 × 4 × 5 = 60
noun 1. Arithmetic. a tabular listing of the products of any two numbers of a set, usually of the integers 1 through 10 or 1 through 12. noun 1. one of a group of tables giving the results of multiplying two numbers together
[muhl-tuh-pli-key-tiv, muhl-tuh-plik-uh-] /ˈmʌl tə plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ˌmʌl təˈplɪk ə-/ adjective 1. tending to or increase. 2. having the power of . /ˈmʌltɪplɪˌkeɪtɪv; ˌmʌltɪˈplɪkətɪv/ adjective 1. tending or able to multiply 2. (maths) involving multiplication adj. 1650s, from Medieval Latin multiplicativus, from multiplicat-, past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply).
noun, Mathematics (chiefly British) . 1. . noun, Mathematics. 1. the axiom of set theory that given any collection of disjoint sets, a set can be so constructed that it contains one element from each of the given sets.
- Multiplicative division
multiplicative division mul·ti·pli·ca·tive division (mŭl’tə-plĭk’ə-tĭv, mŭl’tə-plĭ-kā’tĭv) n. Reproduction by simultaneous division of a mother cell into daughter cells.