noun, plural mul·ti·plic·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for multiplicity
A cynic might say that the report is like the movie Clue, perfectly set up for a multiplicity of endings.
I try to create a multiplicity of experiences within the works so that I can hit the viewer on a variety of levels.
Historically the contradictory pressures exerted by the multiplicity of parties has not been good for Israel.
They vote on a multiplicity of concerns, of which Israel is a part, but hardly, for most of them, the determining factor.
From this multiplicity of voices Williams constructs a beautifully harmonious and satisfyingly substantial whole.
And inasmuch as he is faithful, I will multiply a multiplicity of blessings upon him.
The king was then suddenly seized with a terrible hunger for a multiplicity of amours, soon over, sudden, and varied.Princes and Poisoners|Frantz Funck-Brentano
"How charming is the multiplicity of opinion," he then said.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
Multiplicity of religions is only dangerous to States of an inferior type.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Amid the multiplicity of sects and doctrines, let every youth search for religious truth, as the "pearl of great price!"Golden Steps to Respectability, Usefulness and Happiness|John Mather Austin
British Dictionary definitions for multiplicity
noun plural -ties
- the number of levels into which the energy of an atom, molecule, or nucleus splits as a result of coupling between orbital angular momentum and spin angular momentum
- the number of elementary particles in a multiplet
Word Origin and History for multiplicity
mid-15c., from Middle French multiplicité, from Late Latin multiplicitas "manifoldness, multiplicity," from Latin multiplic- (see multiple). Related: Multiplicitous.