- The definition of multipurpose is something with multiple uses.
A tool that converts from a screwdriver to a drill and that can be used for many different things is an example of a multipurpose tool.
multipurpose definition by Webster's New World
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having more than one purpose or use; esp., designating a room, as in a school, in which more than one type of activity may take place
multipurpose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Designed or used for several purposes: a multipurpose room; multipurpose software.