multi

[ muhl-tee, -tahy ]
/ ˈmʌl ti, -taɪ /
Informal.

noun, plural mul·tis.

a pattern of several colors or hues, usually in stripes: This dress comes in pink or green multi.

adjective

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Origin of multi

by shortening of multicolor or multicolored

Definition for multi (2 of 2)

multi-

a combining form meaning “many,” “much,” “multiple,” “many times,” “more than one,” “more than two,” “composed of many like parts,” “in many respects,” used in the formation of compound words: multiply; multivitamin.
Also especially before a vowel, mult-.

Origin of multi-

Middle English <Latin, combining form of multus much, many
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British Dictionary definitions for multi

multi-

combining form

many or muchmultiflorous; multimillion
more than onemultiparous; multistorey

Word Origin for multi-

from Latin multus much, many
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Medical definitions for multi

multi-

pref.

Many; much; multiple:multiarticular.
More than one:multiparous.
More than two:multipolar.
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Scientific definitions for multi

multi-

A prefix that means “many” or “much,” as in multicellular, having many cells.
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