# multiplicational

## multiplication

[muhl-tuh-pli-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of multiplying or the state of being multiplied.
2.
Arithmetic. a mathematical operation, symbolized by a × b, a ⋅ b, a ∗ b, or ab, and signifying, when a and b are positive integers, that a is to be added to itself as many times as there are units in b; the addition of a number to itself as often as is indicated by another number, as in 2×3 or 5×10.
3.
Mathematics. any generalization of this operation applicable to numbers other than integers, as fractions or irrational numbers.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English multiplicacio(u)n < Latin multiplicātiōn- (stem of multiplicātiō). See multi-, plication

nonmultiplication, noun
overmultiplication, noun
remultiplication, noun
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 multiplication (ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən) —n 1. an arithmetical operation, defined initially in terms of repeated addition, usually written a × b, a.b, or ab, by which the product of two quantities is calculated: to multiply a by positive integral b is to add a to itself b times. Multiplication by fractions can then be defined in the light of the associative and commutative properties; multiplication by 1/n is equivalent to multiplication by 1 followed by division by n: for example 0.3 × 0.7 = 0.3 × 7/10 = (0.3 × 7)/10 = 21/10 = 0.21 2. the act of multiplying or state of being multiplied 3. the act or process in animals, plants, or people of reproducing or breeding multipli'cational —adj

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multiplication
late 14c., from Fr. multiplication (12c.), from L. multiplicationem, noun of action from multiplicare (see multiply). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c.
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multiplication mul·ti·pli·ca·tion (mŭl'tə-plĭ-kā'shən)
n.

1. The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.

2. Propagation of plants and animals; procreation.

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