Origin of multiplier
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Second, the economic “multiplier” of state and local spending (not including transfer payments) is large – around 1.24.Two Important New Studies: Spending = Jobs
July 6, 2012
That,” she says, “is the multiplier effect of investing in women.Women | Tools | Technology: The Multiplier Effect, An ExxonMobil-Sponsored Series
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That takes time before the multiplier effect fully kicks in with private sector job creation.The Daily Beast Manifesto Divides Economists
July 23, 2010
Robert Barro of Harvard has studied wartime and defense spending, and found a multiplier of only 0.8.
Hence, a dollar of government spending would produce more than a dollar of new output because of the “multiplier effect.”
It shtingeth like a serpent, an' biteth like a multiplier—I mean an adder.The Red Acorn
Let the task be to multiply a multiplicand of four figures by a multiplier of three.The Moral Instruction of Children
From the example it will be seen that he begins by multiplying by 3, the right-hand digit of the multiplier.William Oughtred
Any other number could be used as a multiplier, and if gears having 24 and 36 teeth were not available, this might be necessary.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
The “bow-pattern” device has novelty interest only, adding nothing to the elucidation of the multiplier phenomenon.
- a person or thing that multiplies
- the number by which another number, the multiplicand, is multipliedSee also multiplicand
- physics any device or instrument, such as a photomultiplier, for increasing an effect
- the ratio of the total change in income (resulting from successive rounds of spending) to an initial autonomous change in expenditure
- (as modifier)multiplier effects
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Word Origin and History for multiplier
late 15c., agent noun from multiply.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The number by which another number is multiplied.
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