follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

multiplicity

[muhl-tuh-plis-i-tee] /ˌmʌl təˈplɪs ɪ ti/
noun, plural multiplicities.
1.
a large number or variety:
a multiplicity of errors.
2.
the state of being multiplex or manifold; manifold variety.
Origin of multiplicity
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin multiplicitās, equivalent to multiplic- (stem of multiplex) multiplex + -itās -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for multiplicity
British Dictionary definitions for multiplicity

multiplicity

/ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a large number or great variety
2.
the state of being multiple
3.
(physics)
  1. the number of levels into which the energy of an atom, molecule, or nucleus splits as a result of coupling between orbital angular momentum and spin angular momentum
  2. the number of elementary particles in a multiplet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for multiplicity
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French multiplicité, from Late Latin multiplicitas "manifoldness, multiplicity," from Latin multiplic- (see multiple). Related: Multiplicitous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for multiplicity

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for multiplicity

21
26
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with multiplicity