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## mul·ti·pli·ca·tion

(mŭl′tə-plĭ-kā′shən)*n.*

**1.**The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.

**2.**Propagation of plants and animals; procreation.

**3.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**The operation that, for positive integers, consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a certain number of times. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the multiplicative properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.

**b.**Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.

**mul′ti·pli·ca′tion·al**

*adj.*

## multiplication

(ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) an arithmetical operation, defined initially in terms of repeated addition, usually written

*a*×

*b, a.b,*or

*ab,*by which the product of two quantities is calculated: to multiply

*a*by positive integral

*b*is to add

*a*to itself

*b*times. Multiplication by fractions can then be defined in the light of the associative and commutative properties; multiplication by 1/

*n*is equivalent to multiplication by 1 followed by division by

*n:*for example 0.3 × 0.7 = 0.3 × = (0.3 × 7)/10 = 2 = 0.21

**2.**the act of multiplying or state of being multiplied

**3.**(Biology) the act or process in animals, plants, or people of reproducing or breeding

**ˌmultipliˈcational**

*adj*

## mul•ti•pli•ca•tion

(ˌmʌl tə plɪˈkeɪ ʃən)*n.*

**1.**the act or process of multiplying or the state of being multiplied.

**2.**a mathematical operation, symbolized by

*a*x

*b, a*∙

*b, a**

*b,*or

*ab,*and signifying, when

*a*and

*b*are positive integers, that

*a*is to be added to itself as many times as there are units in

*b;*the addition of a number to itself as often as is indicated by another number, as in 2x3 or 5x10.

**3.**any generalization of this operation applicable to numbers other than integers, as fractions or irrational numbers.

[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]

**mul`ti•pli•ca′tion•al,**

*adj.*

## mul·ti·pli·ca·tion

(mŭl′tə-plĭ-kā′shən)**1.**The mathematical operation that consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times.

**2.**A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. It is sometimes convenient to consider multiplication as repeated addition in which one number indicates how many times the other is to be added together. For example, 3 × 4 = 4 + 4 + 4 = 4 × 3 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12.

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Noun | 1. | multiplication - the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such productionfacts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring biogeny, biogenesis - the production of living organisms from other living organisms |

2. | multiplication - a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"doubling - increase by a factor of two; "doubling with a computer took no time at all" increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population" quadrupling - increase by a factor of four quintupling - increasing by a factor of five tripling - increase by a factor of three | |

3. | multiplication - an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed; "the multiplication of four by three gives twelve"; "four times three equals twelve"arithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers |

## multiplication

*noun*

**1.**The act of increasing or rising:

aggrandizement, amplification, augment, augmentation, boost, buildup, enlargement, escalation, growth, hike, increase, jump, proliferation, raise, rise, swell, upsurge, upswing, upturn.

**2.**The result or product of building up:

**3.**The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:

*Obsolete:*increase.

Translations

**تَكاثُر**ضَرْبُ

**násobení**

**multiplikation**

**kertolasku**

**razmnožavanje**

**szorzás**

**margföldun**

**掛け算**

**곱셈**

**násobenie**

**množenje**

**multiplikation**

**การคูณ**

**sự nhân**

## multiplication

[ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃ*ə*n]

## multiplication

[ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃ^{ə}n]

*n*

[

*cells, bacteria*] → multiplication*f* (=

the multiplication of political crises → la multiplication des crises politiquesmultiplication sign

*increase*) [*things*] → multiplication*f*the multiplication of political crises → la multiplication des crises politiquesmultiplication sign

*n*→ signe*m*de multiplicationmultiplication table*n*→ table*f*de multiplication## multiplication

## multiplication

:**multiplication sign**

**multiplication table**

## multiply

(ˈmaltiplai)*verb*

**1.**to add a number to itself a given number of times and find the total. 4 + 4 + 4 or 4 multiplied by 3 or 4 3 = 12.

**2.**to (cause to) increase in number,

*especially*by breeding. Rabbits multiply very rapidly.

**ˌmultipliˈcation**(-pli-)

*noun*

the act of multiplying numbers.

## multiplication

→ ضَرْبُ násobení multiplikation Multiplikation πολλαπλασιασμός multiplicación kertolasku multiplication razmnožavanje moltiplicazione 掛け算 곱셈 vermenigvuldiging multiplikasjon mnożenie multiplicação умножение multiplikation การคูณ çarpma işlemi sự nhân 繁殖Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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