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multiplication sign

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

n
(Mathematics) the symbol ×, placed between numbers to be multiplied, as in 3 × 4 × 5 = 60
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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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Conley makes the somewhat startling claim that one-letter X is used more often than any letter, but he includes such uses as the signature of an illiterate, a spot on a map where pirate treasure is buried, tic-tac-toe entries, marks on a ballot, multiple-choice test responses, multiplication signs, sign-here x's on a contract, and even kisses at the end of a letter!
It would be wonderful if, after a couple of multiplication signs and the occasional square root, you came to the absolute answer on the other side of an equals sign.