[muhl-tuh-plahy] /ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ/
verb (used with object), multiplied, multiplying.
to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.
Arithmetic. to find the product of by .
to breed (animals).
to propagate (plants).
to increase by procreation.
verb (used without object), multiplied, multiplying.
to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.
Arithmetic. to perform the process of .
to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.
[muhl-tuh-plee] /ˈmʌl tə pli/
in several or many ways; in a manner; manifoldly.
[muhl-tee-plahy, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈplaɪ, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
having or composed of several plies:
a multi-ply fabric.
verb -plies, -plying, -plied
to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree
(transitive) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication
(intransitive) to increase in number by reproduction
mid-12c., multeplier, “to cause to become many,” from Old French multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) “increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich,” from Latin multiplicare “to increase,” from multiplex (genitive multiplicis) “having many folds, many times as great in number,” from comb. form of multus (see multi-) + -plex “-fold,” from PIE *plek- “to plait” (see ply (v.1.)). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Multiplied; multiplying.
1950, from multi- + ply (n.).
multiply mul·ti·ply (mŭl’tə-plī’)
v. mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing, mul·ti·plies
To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
[muhl-tee-plahy, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈplaɪ, ˌmʌl taɪ-/ adjective 1. having or composed of several plies: a multi-ply fabric. adj. 1950, from multi- + ply (n.).
[muhl-tee-poh-ler, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈpoʊ lər, ˌmʌl taɪ-/ adjective 1. having several or many poles. 2. (of nerve cells) having more than two dendrites. adj. also multi-polar, 1859, from multi- + polar. Related: Multipolarity. multipolar mul·ti·po·lar (mŭl’tĭ-pō’lər) adj. Having more than two poles. Used of a nerve cell that has branches that project from several points.
[muhl-tuh-plee-kuh-nek-tid] /ˈmʌl tə pli kəˈnɛk tɪd/ adjective, Mathematics. 1. connected but not simply-connected.
- Multipolar cell
multipolar cell n. A neuron having several dendrites arising from the cell body.