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cross-multiply

[ kraws-muhl-ti-plahy, kros- ]
/ 藞kr蓴s藞m蕦l t瑟藢pla瑟, 藞kr蓲s- /
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verb (used without object), cross-mul路ti路plied, cross-mul路ti路ply路ing.Mathematics.
to remove fractions from an equation by multiplying each side by the common multiple of the denominators of the fractions of both sides.
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Origin of cross-multiply

First recorded in 1950鈥55

OTHER WORDS FROM cross-multiply

cross-mul路ti路pli路ca路tion, cross mul路ti路pli路ca路tion [kraws-muhl-ti-pli-key-shuhn, kros-], /藞kr蓴s藢m蕦l t瑟 pl瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n, 藞kr蓲s-/, noun
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Scientific definitions for cross-multiply

cross-multiply

To multiply the numerator of one of a pair of fractions by the denominator of the other.
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