Multiply meaning

mŭl'tə-plī'
Multiply is defined as to cause to increase in number or degree.

An example of multiply is for a rabbit to continue having babies.

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To find the product of by multiplication.
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To increase in number, amount, extent, or degree; specif., to increase by procreation.
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To perform multiplication.
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In multiple ways.
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To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
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To increase the amount, degree or number of (something).
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(arithmetic) To perform multiplication on (a number).

When you multiply 3 by 7, you get 21; he multiplied several numbers.

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(intransitive) To grow in number.
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(intransitive) To breed or propagate.
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(rare) To be a factor in a multiplication with (another fact).
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(computer science) An act or instance of multiplying.
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Multiply means in many ways.

An example of multiply used as an adverb is in the phrase "multiply exercising," which means a number of ways of exercising.

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To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
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To perform multiplication on.
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To grow in amount, number, or degree.

Shops multiplied along the main street.

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To increase in number by reproducing.
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To perform multiplication.
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In many or multiple ways.
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To cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree.
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(intransitive, arithmetic) To perform multiplication.

He had been multiplying, but it occurred to him he needed to resolve the exponents, first.

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Origin of multiply

Middle English multiplien from Old French multiplier from Latin multiplicāre from multiplex multiplex multiplex