- a person or thing that multiplies or increases
- Econ. the ratio between the total increase in income (resulting from the stimulating effect of an initial expenditure) and the initial expenditure itself
- Math. the number by which another number (the multiplicand) is, or is to be, multiplied
- Physics any device for multiplying, or intensifying, some effect
- One that multiplies: This old house is a multiplier of expenses.
- Mathematics The number by which another number is multiplied. In 8 × 32, the multiplier is 8.
- Physics A device, such as a phototube, used to enhance or increase an effect.
A multiplier onion.
- (arithmetic) A number by which another (the multiplicand) is to be multiplied.
- In the expression 5 Ã— 7, the "5" is a multiplier.
- The score multiplier increases each time you complete a level of the video game.
- (grammar) An adjective indicating the number of times something is to be multiplied.
- English multipliers include "double" and "triple".
- (economics) A ratio used to estimate total economic effect for a variety of economic activities.