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1. Relating to, having, or consisting of multiple elements or parts: "the whole complex and multiplex detail of the noble science of dinner" (Thomas Love Peacock).
2. Relating to or being a system of simultaneous communication of two or more messages on the same wire or radio channel.
1. A multiplex communication system.
2. A building having a number of separate movie theaters that are usually accessed from a central lobby.
3. A dwelling with multiple separate units.
v. mul·ti·plexed, mul·ti·plex·ing, mul·ti·plex·es
To send messages or signals simultaneously using a multiplex system.
To send simultaneously using a multiplex system.
[Middle English, a multiple, from Latin, various, complicated : multi-, multi- + -plex, -fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Telecommunications) telecomm
a. the use of a common communications channel for sending two or more messages or signals. In frequency-division multiplex the frequency band transmitted by the common channel is split into narrower bands each of which constitutes a distinct channel. In time-division multiplex different channels are established by intermittent connections to the common channel
b. (as modifier): a multiplex transmitter.
a. a purpose-built complex containing a number of cinemas and usually a restaurant or bar
b. (as modifier): a multiplex cinema.
3. (Surveying) designating a method of map-making using three cameras to produce a stereoscopic effect
4. a less common word for multiple
(Telecommunications) to send (messages or signals) or (of messages or signals) be sent by multiplex
[C16: from Latin: having many folds, from multi- + plicāre to fold]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. having many parts or aspects.
2. manifold; multiple.
3. of, pertaining to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more trains of signals or messages over a single channel.v.t.
a. to arrange (a circuit) for use by multiplex telegraphy.
b. to transmit (two or more signals or messages) by a multiplex system, circuit, or the like.
5. to send several messages or signals simultaneously, as by multiplex telegraphy.n.
6. a multiplex electronics system.
7. (in map making) a stereoscopic device that makes it possible to view pairs of aerial photographs in three dimensions.
8. a building containing a number of motion-picture theaters or, sometimes, a cluster of adjoining theaters on the same site.
mul′ti•plex`er, mul′ti•plex`or, n.
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Past participle: multiplexed
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|Noun||1.||multiplex - communicates two or more signals over a common channel|
|2.||multiplex - a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building|
|Adj.||1.||multiplex - many and varied; having many features or forms; "manifold reasons"; "our manifold failings"; "manifold intelligence"; "the multiplex opportunities in high technology"|
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
|2.||multiplex - having many parts or aspects; "the multiplex problem of drug abuse"|
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
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multiplex[ˈmʌltɪˌpleks] N (also multiplex cinema) → multicines mpl
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multiplex[ˈmʌltiplɛks] n (also multiplex cinema) → (cinéma m) multisalles m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (= cinema) → Multiplexkino nt
adj (Tech) → Mehrfach-, Vielfach-
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