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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.

## 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

## 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 axb, 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

(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 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 offspringbiogeny, 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 fourquintupling - increasing by a factor of fivetripling - 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"timesarithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers

## multiplication

noun
1. The act of increasing or rising:
2. The result or product of building up:
3. The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:
Obsolete: increase.
Translations
تَكاثُرضَرْبُ
násobení
multiplikation
razmnožavanje
szorzás
margföldun

곱셈
násobenie
množenje
multiplikation
การคูณ
çarpım işlemiçarpmaçarpma işlemi
sự nhân

## multiplication

[ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən]
A. N
B. CPD multiplication table N

## multiplication

[ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən] n
(MATHEMATICS) [numbers] →
[cells, bacteria] →
(= increase) [things] →
the multiplication of political crises → multiplication sign nmultiplication table n

## multiplication

n
(Math) → Multiplikation f
(fig)Vervielfachung f, → Vermehrung f

## multiplication

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multiplication sign
n (Math) → Multiplikationszeichen nt
multiplication table
n (Math) → Multiplikationstabelle f; he knows all his multiplicationser kann das Einmaleins

## multiplication

[ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃn] n

## 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.

## multiplication

násobení multiplikation kertolasku razmnožavanje 掛け算 곱셈 multiplikation การคูณ sự nhân
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Divisions and multiplications grew under his fingers; the figures were like hail on the white page.
Jane asked him what on earth he was doing and he said he was repeating the multiplication table over and over to steady his nerves and for pity's sake not to interrupt him, because if he stopped for a moment he got frightened and forgot everything he ever knew, but the multiplication table kept all his facts firmly in their proper place!
Certainly the great multiplication of virtues upon human nature, resteth upon societies well ordained and disciplined.
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I am in the Sixth Reader but just because I cannot say the seven multiplication Table Miss Dearborn threttens to put me in the baby primer class with Elijah and Elisha Simpson little twins.
And between the mathematical mind of Michael, who counted to five, and the mind of the ancient black at Tulagi, who counted sticks of tobacco in units of five, was a distance shorter than that between Michael and Dag Daughtry who could do multiplication and long division.
I had been to school most all the time and could spell and read and write just a little, and could say the multiplication table up to six times seven is thirty-five, and I don't reckon I could ever get any further than that if I was to live forever.
Such an infatuated policy, such a desperate expedient, might, by the multiplication of petty offices, answer the views of men who possess not qualifications to extend their influence beyond the narrow circles of personal intrigue, but it could never promote the greatness or happiness of the people of America.
But it has been found by the wisest of our Circles or Statesmen that the multiplication of restrictions on Females tends not only to the debilitation and diminution of the race, but also to the increase of domestic murders to such an extent that a State loses more than it gains by a too prohibitive Code.
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Wet, half famished, and chilled to the heart with the dampness of the place, and nearly wild with the pain I endured, I fairly cowered down to the earth under this multiplication of hardships, and abandoned myself to frightful anticipations of evil; and my companion, whose spirit at last was a good deal broken, scarcely uttered a word during the whole night.

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