Arithmetic. the symbol (⋅), (×), or (∗) between two mathematical expressions, denoting multiplication of the second expression by the first. In certain algebraic notations the sign is suppressed and multiplication is indicated by immediate juxtaposition or contiguity, as in ab.
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Origin of multiplication sign
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called times sign.
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British Dictionary definitions for multiplication sign
the symbol ×, placed between numbers to be multiplied, as in 3 × 4 × 5 = 60
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