- a number that is contained by another number an integral number of times without a remainder: The number 3 is a submultiple of 12.
- pertaining to or noting a quantity that is a submultiple.
Origin of submultiple
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This is also the case when the number of turns is a submultiple.Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light
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If H and J are connected together the wave length must be a submultiple of the length of this circuit.
Submultiple, sub-mul′ti-pl, n. a number or quantity which is contained in another an exact number of times, an aliquot part.
- a number that can be divided into another number an integral number of times without a remainder
- being a submultiple of a quantity or number
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