multiply

1
[muhl-tuh-plahy]

verb (used with object), mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing.

verb (used without object), mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing.


Nearby words

  1. multiplicative identity,
  2. multiplicative inverse,
  3. multiplicity,
  4. multiplier,
  5. multiplier effect,
  6. multiply-connected,
  7. multipolar,
  8. multipolar cell,
  9. multipolar neuron,
  10. multiport

Origin of multiply

1
1225–75; Middle English multiplien < Old French multiplier < Latin multiplicāre. See multi-, ply2

Related formsself-mul·ti·plied, adjectiveself-mul·ti·ply·ing, adjectiveun·mul·ti·plied, adjectiveun·mul·ti·ply·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for multiplied

multiply

verb -plies, -plying or -plied

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
Derived Formsmultipliable or multiplicable, adjective

Word Origin for multiply

C13: from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre to multiply, from multus much, many + plicāre to fold

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Word Origin and History for multiplied

multiply

v.

mid-12c., multeplier, "to cause to become many," from Old French multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) "increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich," from Latin multiplicare "to increase," from multiplex (genitive multiplicis) "having many folds, many times as great in number," from comb. form of multus (see multi-) + -plex "-fold," from PIE *plek- "to plait" (see ply (v.1.)). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Multiplied; multiplying.

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Medicine definitions for multiplied

multiply

[mŭltə-plī′]

v.

To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
To breed or propagate.

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Science definitions for multiplied

multiply

[mŭltə-plī′]

To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
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