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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multiplier - the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied
number - 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
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It is not possible for the mind to comprehend, except by a slow process, any effect which is produced by a cause repeated so often, that the multiplier itself conveys an idea, not more definite than the savage implies when he points to the hairs of his head.
The multipliers play a prominent role in designing any Electronic Devices like Cameras, DSP Systems, Communication Media, etc.
Proper knowledge of fiscal multipliers is essential for the designing and implementation of fiscal policies.
The multipliers of 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-, 14-, 15-, 16-, 17-, and 18-year-old boys after chemotherapy for osteosarcoma were 1.
Then we evaluate whether the post-crisis fiscal multipliers vary with local pre-recession consumer indebtedness.
Macroeconometric forecasting models, which underlie most of the forecasts offered to the clients of economic consulting firms, are the basis for many estimates of multipliers.
Indeed, the magnitude of fiscal multipliers is at the core of debates about whether governments should try to stimulate their economies during a recession.
In other words, just as all employment multipliers are not the same industry to industry, employment multipliers vary based on a type of cluster.
A comprehensive literature review on fiscal multipliers can be found in Baunsgaard (2012) and others who extend and update Spilimbergo, Symansky, and Schindler (2009).
This month, the company proudly announced its decision to add new multipliers to its inventory, thereby completing its line of PTT Planetary Gear Torque Multipliers.
Drawing on a study of over 400 educational leaders, the authors explain how multipliers attract and develop talent, how they drive innovation in education, and how they build communities.