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 (mŭl′tə-plĭ-kā′tĭv, mŭl′tə-plĭk′ə-tĭv)
1. Tending to multiply or capable of multiplying or increasing.
2. Having to do with multiplication.

mul′ti·pli′ca·tive·ly adv.


(ˈmʌltɪplɪˌkeɪtɪv; ˌmʌltɪˈplɪkətɪv)
1. tending or able to multiply
2. (Mathematics) maths involving multiplication
ˈmultipliˌcatively adv


(ˈmʌl tə plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ˌmʌl təˈplɪk ə-)

1. tending to multiply or increase.
2. having the power of multiplying.
[1645–55; < Medieval Latin multiplicātīvus= Latin multiplicāt(us), past participle of multiplicāre to multiply1 + -īvus -ive]
mul′ti•pli•ca`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.multiplicative - tending or having the power to multiply or increase in number or quantity or degree; "the multiplicative tendency of proportional representation"
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
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