[muhl-tuh-pli-key-tiv, muhl-tuh-plik-uh-] /ˈmʌl tə plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ˌmʌl təˈplɪk ə-/
tending to or increase.
having the power of .
tending or able to multiply
(maths) involving multiplication
1650s, from Medieval Latin multiplicativus, from multiplicat-, past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply).
[muhl-tuh-plis-i-tee] /ˌmʌl təˈplɪs ɪ ti/ noun, plural multiplicities. 1. a large number or variety: a multiplicity of errors. 2. the state of being multiplex or manifold; manifold variety. /ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a large number or great variety 2. the state of being multiple 3. (physics) n. mid-15c., from Middle French multiplicité, from Late […]
[muhl-tuh-plahy] /ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ/ verb (used with object), multiplied, multiplying. 1. to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of. 2. Arithmetic. to find the product of by . 3. to breed (animals). 4. to propagate (plants). 5. to increase by procreation. verb (used without object), multiplied, multiplying. 6. to grow in number, quantity, […]
[muhl-tuh-plahy-er] /ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Arithmetic. a number by which another is . 3. Physics. a device for intensifying some effect. /ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪə/ noun 1. a person or thing that multiplies 2. the number by which another number, the multiplicand, is multiplied See also multiplicand 3. (physics) any […]
- Multiplier effect
An effect in economics in which an increase in spending produces an increase in national income and consumption greater than the initial amount spent. For example, if a corporation builds a factory, it will employ construction workers and their suppliers as well as those who work in the factory. Indirectly, the new factory will stimulate […]