Multiple is defined as being or having more than one.(adjective)
An example of multiple used as an adjective is the phrase "multiple flavors of ice cream" which means a number of different flavors.
The definition of a multiple is a number that can be evenly divided by another number.(noun)
An example of a multiple is 24 to 12.
See multiple in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L multiplex < multi-, multi- + -plex, -fold: see duplex
See multiple in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin multiplum, a multiple
Origin: : Latin multi-, multi-
Origin: + Latin -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.
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