# multiplier

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## mul·ti·pli·er

(mŭl′tə-plī′ər)*n.*

**1.**One that multiplies: This old house is a multiplier of expenses.

**2.**

*Mathematics*The number by which another number is multiplied. In 8 × 32, the multiplier is 8.

**3.**

*Physics*A device, such as a phototube, used to enhance or increase an effect.

## multiplier

(ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪə)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) a person or thing that multiplies

**2.**(Mathematics) the number by which another number, the multiplicand, is multiplied. See also multiplicand

**3.**(General Physics)

*physics*any device or instrument, such as a photomultiplier, for increasing an effect

**4.**(Economics)

*economics*

**a.**the ratio of the total change in income (resulting from successive rounds of spending) to an initial autonomous change in expenditure

**b.**(

*as modifier*): multiplier effects.

## mul•ti•pli•er

(ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ ər)*n.*

**1.**a person or thing that multiplies.

**2.**a number by which another is multiplied.

**3.**

*Physics.*a device for intensifying some effect.

[1425–75]

## mul·ti·pli·er

(mŭl′tə-plī′ər) The number by which another number is multiplied.

## multiplier

A ratio of changes of national income and employment to changes in expenditure.

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Noun | 1. | multiplier - the number by which a multiplicand is multipliednumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence" scale factor - a number used as a multiplier in scaling |

Translations

**multiplikátor**

## multiplier

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