multi-plier

multiplier

[muhl-tuh-plahy-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that multiplies.
2.
Arithmetic. a number by which another is multiplied.
3.
Physics. a device for intensifying some effect.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see multiply, -er1

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multiplier (ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that multiplies
2.  See also multiplicand the number by which another number, the multiplicand, is multiplied
3.  physics any device or instrument, such as a photomultiplier, for increasing an effect
4.  economics
 a.  the ratio of the total change in income (resulting from successive rounds of spending) to an initial autonomous change in expenditure
 b.  (as modifier): multiplier effects

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multiplier   (mŭl'tə-plī'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
The number by which another number is multiplied.
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