# multiplier

mul·ti·pli·er- 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

## multiplier

noun

- 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.

## multiplier

Noun A multiplier onion.

(*plural* multipliers)

- (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.