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multiplicative

[muhl-tuh-pli-key-tiv, muhl-tuh-plik-uh-] /ˈmʌl tə plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ˌmʌl təˈplɪk ə-/
adjective
1.
tending to multiply or increase.
2.
having the power of multiplying.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Medieval Latin multiplicātīvus. See multiplicate, -ive
Related forms
multiplicatively, adverb
nonmultiplicative, adjective
nonmultiplicatively, adverb
unmultiplicative, adjective
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Examples from the web for multiplicative
  • In particular, the central square's luminance should be a multiplicative function in terms of a percentage of the two filters.
  • It is not additive mathematics, more multiplicative.
  • If is multiplicative, then the values for are determined by the values at the prime powers.
British Dictionary definitions for multiplicative

multiplicative

/ˈmʌltɪplɪˌkeɪtɪv; ˌmʌltɪˈplɪkətɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or able to multiply
2.
(maths) involving multiplication
Derived Forms
multiplicatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for multiplicative
adj.

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

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