# 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.
(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.
(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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Singular:
multiplication
Plural:
multiplications

## Origin of multiplication

• Derived from Latin term multiplicare