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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.*

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## 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*

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## 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.*

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## 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 |

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## 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.

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Translations

**تَكاثُر**ضَرْبُ

**násobení**

**multiplikation**

**kertolasku**

**razmnožavanje**

**szorzás**

**margföldun**

**掛け算**

**곱셈**

**násobenie**

**množenje**

**multiplikation**

**การคูณ**

**sự nhân**

## multiplication

[ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃ*ə*n]

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## 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 multiplicationCollins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## multiplication

## multiplication

:**multiplication sign**

**multiplication table**

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## 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.

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## 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Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

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