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[muhl-tuh-puh l-chois] /ˈmʌl tə pəlˈtʃɔɪs/
consisting of several possible answers from which the correct one must be selected:
a multiple-choice question.
made up of multiple-choice questions:
a multiple-choice exam.
Origin of multiple-choice
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for multiple-choice
  • Choose correct meaning in a multiple-choice exercise.
  • The teacher hands back copies of a multiple-choice test where you circled your answers.
  • The single set of multiple-choice tests that students take that day determines their future.
  • It is more than scores on multiple-choice, standardised tests of basic skills.
  • She then gave the readers a multiple-choice quiz and had them write a summary of what they had read.
  • Each client paid five dollars and answered more than a hundred multiple-choice questions.
  • The test goes far beyond the multiple-choice questions many students see on standardized tests these days.
  • There can be no multiple-choice answer to that question.
  • The biology teacher also enjoys the psychic ease of grading multiple-choice tests.
British Dictionary definitions for multiple-choice


having a number of possible given answers out of which the correct one must be chosen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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