Multiplication definition

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A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. For positive integers, multiplication consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times. The operation of multiplication is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicative properties of positive integers.
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(math.) The process of finding the number or quantity (product) obtained by repeated additions of a specified number or quantity (multiplicand) a specified number of times (multiplier): symbolized in various ways (Ex.: 3 × 4 = 12 or 3 4 = 12, which means 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12, to add the number three together four times)
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Propagation of plants and animals; procreation.
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Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
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(uncountable, mathematics) The process of computing the sum of a number with itself a specified number of times, or any other analogous binary operation that combines other mathematical objects.
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Multiplication is defined as to calculate the result of repeated additions of two numbers.

An example of multiplication is 4 times 2 equals 8.

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The operation that, for positive integers, consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a certain number of times. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the multiplicative properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
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Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
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(countable) A calculation involving multiplication.

The teacher set us ten multiplications as homework.

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The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
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A multiplying or being multiplied.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
multiplication
Plural:
multiplications

Origin of multiplication

  • Derived from Latin term multiplicare

    From Wiktionary