to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.
Arithmetic. to find the product of by multiplication.
to breed (animals).
to propagate (plants).
to increase by procreation.
- self-mul·ti·plied, adjective
- self-mul·ti·ply·ing, adjective
- un·mul·ti·plied, adjective
- un·mul·ti·ply·ing, adjective
Other definitions for multiply (2 of 3)
in several or many ways; in a multiple manner; manifoldly.
Other definitions for multi-ply (3 of 3)
having or composed of several plies: a multi-ply fabric.
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How to use multiply in a sentence
These inhibitors target an enzyme — a protease — that the coronavirus uses to multiply in the human body, essentially slowing or even stopping the virus in its tracks and preventing it from spreading.
The social media companies don’t offer details, but the endlessly multiplying nature of the Web likely limits their usefulness.How viral videos helped blast voting lies across the Web | Drew Harwell | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Next, he multiplied that value by 3 to account for the fact that there are three different colors that could produce the desired monochromatic clique.Disorder Persists in Larger Graphs, New Math Proof Finds | Kevin Hartnett | November 4, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
When New York shut down in March, her challenges multiplied.
More people multiplied by more time on the site equals ad exposure and ad engagement and that means revenue.3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’ | Walter Thompson | October 22, 2020 | TechCrunch
A place that has multiplied success for generation after generation of its children.
The dirty details can be multiplied almost indefinitely, and Lee lingers over every salacious story.
But our struggle at home is multiplied a thousandfold in West Africa.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola? | Abby Haglage | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two episodes multiplied into more and eventually, I was promoted to series regular for Season 2.
Which is 800 dudes multiplied by mean jerk time divided by four dicks at a time.Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and the Most High-Brow Dick Joke Ever | Sujay Kumar | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The product is then multiplied by the number of cubic centimeters voided in twenty-four hours and divided by 1000.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
With a power over nature multiplied a hundred fold, nature still conquers us.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
By the adoption of scientific principles Hope-Jones has multiplied the efficiency of Swell boxes tenfold.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
And thou hast adorned thyself for the king with ointment, and hast multiplied thy perfumes.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for multiply
to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree
(tr) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication
(intr) to increase in number by reproduction
- multipliable or multiplicable, adjective
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Scientific definitions for multiply
To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
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