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[muhl-tuh-pli-key-tiv, muhl-tuh-plik-uh-] /ˈmʌl tə plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ˌmʌl təˈplɪk ə-/

tending to or increase.
having the power of .
/ˈmʌltɪplɪˌkeɪtɪv; ˌmʌltɪˈplɪkətɪv/
tending or able to multiply
(maths) involving multiplication

1650s, from Medieval Latin multiplicativus, from multiplicat-, past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply).


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