- Present participle of multiply.
Variant of multiply
transitive verbmultiplied, multiplying
- to cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree
- Math. to find the product of by multiplication
Origin of multiplyMiddle English multiplien ; from Old French multiplier ; from Classical Latin multiplicare ; from multiplex, multiple
- to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree; specif., to increase by procreation
- Math. to perform multiplication