# Multiplication

[muhl-tuh-pli-key-shuh n] /ˌmʌl tə plɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

**noun**

1.

the act or process of or the state of being .

2.

Arithmetic. a mathematical operation, symbolized by a × b, a ⋅ b, a ∗ b, or ab, and signifying, when a and b are positive integers, that a is to be added to itself as many times as there are units in b; the addition of a number to itself as often as is indicated by another number, as in 2×3 or 5×10.

3.

Mathematics. any generalization of this operation applicable to numbers other than integers, as fractions or irrational numbers.

/ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən/

**noun**

1.

an arithmetical operation, defined initially in terms of repeated addition, usually written a × b, a.b, or ab, by which the product of two quantities is calculated: to multiply a by positive integral b is to add a to itself b times. Multiplication by fractions can then be defined in the light of the associative and commutative properties; multiplication by 1/n is equivalent to multiplication by 1 followed by division by n: for example 0.3 × 0.7 = 0.3 × 7/10 = (0.3 × 7)/10 = 21/10 = 0.21

2.

the act of multiplying or state of being multiplied

3.

the act or process in animals, plants, or people of reproducing or breeding

n.

mid-14c., from Old French multiplicacion (12c.) “multiplication, duplication; multiplicity, diversity,” from Latin multiplicationem (nominative multiplicatio), **noun** of action from past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c.

multiplication mul·ti·pli·ca·tion (mŭl’tə-plĭ-kā’shən)

n.

multiplication

(mŭl’tə-plĭ-kā’shən)

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[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).

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