|1.||having or involving more than one part, individual, etc: he had multiple injuries|
|2.||(US), (Canadian) electronics (of a circuit) having a number of conductors in parallel|
|3.||the product of a given number or polynomial and any other one: 6 is a multiple of 2|
|4.||telephony an electrical circuit accessible at a number of points to any one of which a connection can be made|
|5.||short for multiple store|
|[C17: via French from Late Latin multiplus, from Latin |
|—vb , -plies, -plying, -plied|
|1.||to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree|
|2.||(tr) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication|
|3.||(intr) to increase in number by reproduction|
|[C13: from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre to multiply, from multus much, many + plicāre to fold]|
multiply mul·ti·ply (mŭl'tə-plī')
v. mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing, mul·ti·plies
To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
To breed or propagate.
|multiply (mŭl'tə-plī') Pronunciation Key
To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.