Multiplicity meaning

mŭltə-plĭsĭ-tē
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A large number.

A multiplicity of ideas.

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A great number.
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(mathematics) The number of values for which a given condition holds.
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(software engineering, UML) The number of instances that can occur on a given end of a relationship, including 0..1, 1, 0..* or *, and 1..*.
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The state of being various or manifold.

The multiplicity of architectural styles on that street.

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The quality or condition of being manifold or various.
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The state of being made of multiple diverse elements.
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Origin of multiplicity

  • Middle English from Old French multiplicite from Late Latin multiplicitās from multiplex various multiplex

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