|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|
multiplication mul·ti·pli·ca·tion (mŭl'tə-plĭ-kā'shən)
The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
Propagation of plants and animals; procreation.
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