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multiply

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[ muhl-tuh-plahy ]
/ 藞m蕦l t蓹藢pla瑟 /
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verb (used with object), mul路ti路plied, mul路ti路ply路ing.
verb (used without object), mul路ti路plied, mul路ti路ply路ing.
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Origin of multiply

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1225鈥75; Middle English multiplien<Old French multiplier<Latin multiplic膩re.See multi-, ply2

OTHER WORDS FROM multiply

self-mul路ti路plied, adjectiveself-mul路ti路ply路ing, adjectiveun路mul路ti路plied, adjectiveun路mul路ti路ply路ing, adjective

Other definitions for multiply (2 of 3)

multiply2
[ muhl-tuh-plee ]
/ 藞m蕦l t蓹 pli /

adverb
in several or many ways; in a multiple manner; manifoldly.

Origin of multiply

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First recorded in 1880鈥85; multiple + -ly

Other definitions for multiply (3 of 3)

multi-ply
[ muhl-tee-plahy, muhl-tahy- ]
/ 藢m蕦l ti藞pla瑟, 藢m蕦l ta瑟- /

adjective
having or composed of several plies: a multi-ply fabric.

Origin of multi-ply

First recorded in 1935鈥40
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British Dictionary definitions for multiply

multiply
/ (藞m蕦lt瑟藢pla瑟) /

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 forms of multiply

multipliable or multiplicable, adjective

Word Origin for multiply

C13: from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplic膩re to multiply, from multus much, many + plic膩re to fold
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Medical definitions for multiply

multiply
[ m怒lt蓹-pl墨鈥 ]

v.
To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
To breed or propagate.
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Scientific definitions for multiply

multiply
[ m怒lt蓹-pl墨鈥 ]

To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
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