- multiple or manifold
- designating or of a system for transmitting or receiving simultaneously two or more messages or signals over a common circuit, carrier wave, etc.
Origin of multiplexL, multiple
- Relating to, having, or consisting of multiple elements or parts: “the whole complex and multiplex detail of the noble science of dinner” (Thomas Love Peacock).
- Relating to or being a system of simultaneous communication of two or more messages on the same wire or radio channel.
- A multiplex communication system.
- A building having a number of separate movie theaters that are usually accessed from a central lobby.
- A dwelling with multiple separate units.
verbmul·ti·plexed, mul·ti·plex·ing, mul·ti·plex·es
Origin of multiplexMiddle English, a multiple, from Latin, various, complicated : multi-, multi- + -plex, -fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
- Comprising several interleaved parts
- A building where several activities occur in multiple units concurrently
- (by extension) A large cinema complex comprising of many (e.g. more than five, and often over ten) movie theatres
- (juggling) throwing motion where more than one ball is thrown with one hand at the same time.
(third-person singular simple present multiplexes, present participle multiplexing, simple past and past participle multiplexed)
- To interleave several activities
- (computing) To combine several signals into a single signal
- (juggling) To make a multiplex throw.
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