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MULTIPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does multiple mean? 

MULTIPLE (noun)
  The noun MULTIPLE has 1 sense:

1. the product of a quantity by an integer

  Familiarity information: MULTIPLE used as a noun is very rare.


MULTIPLE (adjective)
  The adjective MULTIPLE has 1 sense:

1. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

  Familiarity information: MULTIPLE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MULTIPLE (noun)


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Meaning:

The product of a quantity by an integer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

36 is a multiple of 9

Hypernyms ("multiple" is a kind of...):

mathematical product; product (a quantity obtained by multiplication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "multiple"):

double (a quantity that is twice as great as another)

triple (a quantity that is three times as great as another)

quadruple (a quantity that is four times as great as another)

lcm; least common multiple; lowest common multiple (the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers)


MULTIPLE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

Context examples:

multiple birth / multiple ownership / made multiple copies of the speech / his multiple achievements in public life / her multiple personalities / a pineapple is a multiple fruit

Similar:

four-fold; fourfold; quadruple (four times as great or many)

four-fold; fourfold; quadruple; quadruplex; quadruplicate (having four units or components)

quaternary; quaternate (consisting of or especially arranged in sets of four)

five-fold; fivefold; quintuple (having five units or components)

sextuple; six-fold; sixfold (having six units or components)

septuple; seven-fold; sevenfold (having seven units or components)

eight-fold; eightfold; octuple (having eight units or components)

nine-fold; ninefold; nonuple (having nine units or components)

triune (being three in one; used especially of the Christian Trinity)

three-fold; threefold; treble; triple (three times as great or many)

ternary; treble; triple; triplex (having three units or components or elements)

aggregate (formed of separate units in a cluster)

bigeminal (occurring in pairs)

binary (consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two)

double; doubled; two-fold; twofold (twice as great or many)

double; dual; duple (consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs)

double; dual; three-fold; threefold; treble; two-fold; twofold (having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities)

duplex ((used technically of a device or process) having two parts)

manifold; multiplex (many and varied; having many features or forms)

denary; ten-fold; tenfold (containing ten or ten parts)

Antonym:

single (existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual)


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