[ muhl-tuh-pli-key-tiv, muhl-tuh-plik-uh- ]
/ ˈmʌl tə plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ˌmʌl təˈplɪk ə- /


tending to multiply or increase.
having the power of multiplying.


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Origin of multiplicative

From the Medieval Latin word multiplicātīvus, dating back to 1645–55. See multiplicate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM multiplicative

mul·ti·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverbnon·mul·ti·pli·ca·tive, adjectivenon·mul·ti·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverbun·mul·ti·pli·ca·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for multiplicatively

/ (ˈmʌltɪplɪˌkeɪtɪv, ˌmʌltɪˈplɪkətɪv) /


tending or able to multiply
maths involving multiplication

Derived forms of multiplicative

multiplicatively, adverb
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