having many parts or aspects: the multiplex problem of drug abuse.
manifold; multiple: the multiplex opportunities in high technology.
Telecommunications. of, relating to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more signals or messages over a single channel.
to arrange (a circuit) for use by multiplex telegraphy, allowing multiple synchronous signals to be sent and received on a single telegraph wire.
to transmit (two or more signals or messages) by a multiplex system, circuit, or the like, as in telegraph and telephone communication, or television and radio broadcasting.
to send several messages or signals simultaneously, as in telegraph and telephone communication, or television and radio broadcasting.
a multiplex electronics system.
(in map making) a stereoscopic device that makes it possible to view pairs of aerial photographs in three dimensions.
Also called mul·ti·plex cin·e·ma [muhl-tuh-pleks sin-uh-muh], /ˈmʌl təˌplɛks ˈsɪn ə mə/, mul·ti·plex the·a·ter [muhl-tuh-pleks thee-uh-ter]. /ˈmʌl təˌplɛks ˈθi ə tər/. a group of two or more movie theaters on the same site or in the same building, especially a cluster of adjoining theaters.
- mul·ti·plex·er, mul·ti·plex·or, noun
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How to use multiplex in a sentence
Imagine a mix of programming where at any given time a cinema multiplex may be showing the latest Marvel superhero film, the NCAA basketball tournament, a new season of a Netflix series, and the live stream of a Broadway or West End production.When Broadway comes back: 5 ways the pandemic will transform the live theater industry | matthewheimer | December 13, 2020 | Fortune
But, ultimately, whether theaters come back as impersonal multiplexes or bespoke spaces for connoisseurship, it will be audiences who make or break them.Did Warner Bros. just kill movie theaters? Not by a long shot. | Ann Hornaday | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for multiplex
the use of a common communications channel for sending two or more messages or signals. In frequency-division multiplex the frequency band transmitted by the common channel is split into narrower bands each of which constitutes a distinct channel. In time-division multiplex different channels are established by intermittent connections to the common channel
(as modifier): a multiplex transmitter
a purpose-built complex containing a number of cinemas and usually a restaurant or bar
(as modifier): a multiplex cinema
designating a method of map-making using three cameras to produce a stereoscopic effect
a less common word for multiple
to send (messages or signals) or (of messages or signals) be sent by multiplex
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