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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. (Computer Science) a process in which several signals or digital data streams are combined into one signal over a shared medium
2. (Telecommunications) a process in which several signals or digital data streams are combined into one signal over a shared medium
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