multiple

[muhl-tuh-puhl]
adjective
1.
consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.
2.
Electricity.
a.
(of circuits) arranged in parallel.
b.
(of a circuit or circuits) having a number of points at which connection can be made.
3.
Botany. (of a fruit) collective.
noun
4.
Mathematics. a number that contains another number an integral number of times without a remainder: 12 is a multiple of 3.
5.
Electricity. a group of terminals arranged to make a circuit or group of circuits accessible at a number of points at any one of which connection can be made.

Origin:
1570–80; < French < Late Latin multiplus manifold. See multi-, duple

nonmultiple, adjective, noun
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multiple (ˈmʌltɪpəl)
 
adj
1.  having or involving more than one part, individual, etc: he had multiple injuries
2.  (US), (Canadian) electronics (of a circuit) having a number of conductors in parallel
 
n
3.  the product of a given number or polynomial and any other one: 6 is a multiple of 2
4.  telephony an electrical circuit accessible at a number of points to any one of which a connection can be made
5.  short for multiple store
 
[C17: via French from Late Latin multiplus, from Latin multiplex]
 
'multiply
 
adv

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multiple
1640s, from Fr. multiple, from L.L. multiplus "manifold," from L. multi- "many, much" + -plus "fold," from base of plicare "to fold, twist;" see ply (v.)). Multiple exposure first recorded 1923.
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multiple   (mŭl'tə-pəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder. For example, 4, 10, and 32 are multiples of 2.
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Example sentences
Synchronization can be in integral multiples or integral factors giving an
  illusion of dynamics.
Even poor households spend many multiples of that per capita for food.
While low interest rates are fueling higher stock market multiples, this policy
  may haunt investors in the years ahead.
The west-east dimension is always the largest by many multiples.
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