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multiplicative

[muhl-tuh-pli-key-tiv, muhl-tuh-plik-uh-]
adjective
  1. tending to multiply or increase.
  2. 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
Related formsmul·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
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British Dictionary definitions for multiplicatively

multiplicative

adjective
  1. tending or able to multiply
  2. maths involving multiplication
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Derived Formsmultiplicatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for multiplicatively

multiplicative

adj.

1650s, from Medieval Latin multiplicativus, from multiplicat-, past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply).

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