Origin of multiplication
Examples from the Web for multiplication
His company names all ended in an X—EBX, OGX, MMX—because in numerology, X stands for the multiplication of wealth.
The multiplication of love in the household is just pure delight.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He commissioned singer-songwriter Bob Dorough to set the multiplication tables to a rock music song.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power|Jason Lynch|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It was the miracle of the multiplication of gasoline," Saboia later told a Bolivian reporter.
When working together, people experience what Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero, called “the multiplication of courage.”Mark Hertsgaard Analyzes the Psychology of Climate-Change Activism|Mark Hertsgaard|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just imagine such a multiplication table as this: Five times four is one flag.
Are your spelling lessons, or your lessons on the multiplication table, sown in your hearts?Amy Harrison|Amy Harrison
A multiplication which extended further, to 171, reached the climactericus maximus.Superstition in Medicine|Hugo Magnus
In all there is a struggle between the physiological power of multiplication, and the moral power of limitation.Harmonies of Political Economy|Frdric Bastiat
The precipitation of moisture furnishes favorable conditions for their rapid development and multiplication.Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman
British Dictionary definitions for multiplication
Word Origin and History for multiplication
mid-14c., from Old French multiplicacion (12c.) "multiplication, duplication; multiplicity, diversity," from Latin multiplicationem (nominative multiplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c.