Multiple meaning

mŭltə-pəl
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A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder.

4, 6, and 12 are multiples of 2.

noun
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Having, relating to, or consisting of more than one individual, element, part, or other component; manifold.
adjective
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Having or consisting of many parts, elements, etc.; more than one or once; manifold or complex.
adjective
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Shared by or involving many.
adjective
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Many or very many; numerous.
adjective
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(elec.) Designating or of a circuit having two or more conductors connected in parallel.
adjective
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(elec.) A group of terminals so arranged that connection with the circuit can be made at any of a number of points.
noun
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A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder. For example, 4, 10, and 32 are multiples of 2.
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(math.) A number which is a product of some specified number and another number.

10 is a multiple of 5

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One of a set of the same thing; a duplicate.
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Multiple is defined as being or having more than one.

An example of multiple used as an adjective is the phrase "multiple flavors of ice cream" which means a number of different flavors.

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The definition of a multiple is a number that can be evenly divided by another number.

An example of a multiple is 24 to 12.

noun
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Having more than one element, part, component, or function.

My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.

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(mathematics) A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder.
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(finance) Price-earnings ratio.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
multiple
Plural:
multiples

Origin of multiple

  • French from Old French from Late Latin multiplum a multiple Latin multi- multi- Latin -plus -fold pel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French multiple.

    From Wiktionary