[muhl-tee-pley-er, muhl-tahy‐]
  1. of or relating to a video game, or a portion of a video game, in which more than one person plays at the same time in a shared game environment: a multiplayer game; multiplayer mode;a multiplayer experience.
  2. relating to or involving more than one player: The pitcher was traded in a multiplayer deal.

Origin of multiplayer

First recorded in 1945–50;multi- + player Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of multiplayer

  • Every Xbox Universal comes with built-in wireless for multiplayer gaming.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for multiplayer


  1. a mode of play involving more than one player at one time in a computer or video game
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