# multiplication sign

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## multiplication sign

n.
The sign used to indicate multiplication, either a times sign (×) or a centered dot ( · ).

## multiplication sign

n
(Mathematics) the symbol ×, placed between numbers to be multiplied, as in 3 × 4 × 5 = 60

## multiplica′tion sign`

n.
the symbol (∙), (x), or (*) between two mathematical expressions, denoting multiplication of the second expression by the first.
Also called times sign.
[1905–10]
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