Multiplier definitions

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The number by which another number is multiplied. In 8 × 32, the multiplier is 8.
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A device, such as a phototube, used to enhance or increase an effect.
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One that multiplies.

This old house is a multiplier of expenses.

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A person or thing that multiplies or increases.
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The ratio between the total increase in income (resulting from the stimulating effect of an initial expenditure) and the initial expenditure itself.
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The number by which another number (the multiplicand) is, or is to be, multiplied.
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Any device for multiplying, or intensifying, some effect.
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The number by which another number is multiplied.
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(arithmetic) A number by which another (the multiplicand) is to be multiplied.

In the expression 5 × 7, the "5" is a multiplier.

The score multiplier increases each time you complete a level of the video game.

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(grammar) An adjective indicating the number of times something is to be multiplied.

English multipliers include "double" and "triple".

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(economics) A ratio used to estimate total economic effect for a variety of economic activities.
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A multiplier onion.
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