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A number that is an exact divisor of another number.


(Mathematics) a number that can be divided into another number an integral number of times without a remainder
(Mathematics) being a submultiple of a quantity or number


(sʌbˈmʌl tə pəl)

a number that is contained by another number an integral number of times without a remainder: The number 3 is a submultiple of 12.
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The 2-series may be analyzed as a duodecimal series, since 2 is an integral submultiple of 12 (the result of dividing 12 by 6).
Figure 6 shows the results of opposite-side measurements at three distances from epicenter, each a submultiple of T, the plate thickness.
If it were a question of comparisons here, would we not attribute to joy that crowd of descendants that the submultiples [roughly: the first five overtones] offer, whose existence is indicated by the resonance [of a sounding body]?
For the United States, K20 is calibrated at the BIPM, and the unit of mass is then disseminated at NIST from K20 to a mass scale covering multiples and submultiples of the kilogram, as outlined in Ref.
Dose limits can be set as multiples and submultiples of natural background radiation levels.