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mul·ti·plic·i·ty

 (mŭl′tə-plĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. mul·ti·plic·i·ties
1. The state of being various or manifold: the multiplicity of architectural styles on that street.
2. A large number: a multiplicity of ideas.

[Middle English, from Old French multiplicite, from Late Latin multiplicitās, from multiplex, various; see multiplex.]

mul′ti·plic′i·tous adj.
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multiplicity

(ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a large number or great variety
2. the state of being multiple
3. (General Physics) physics
a. the number of levels into which the energy of an atom, molecule, or nucleus splits as a result of coupling between orbital angular momentum and spin angular momentum
b. the number of elementary particles in a multiplet
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mul•ti•plic•i•ty

(ˌmʌl təˈplɪs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a large number.
2. the state of being multiplex or manifold; manifold variety.
[1580–90; < Late Latin multiplicitās= Latin multiplic- multiplex + -itās -ity]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multiplicity - the property of being multiple
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
2.multiplicity - a large number
number, figure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
multitudinousness - a very large number (especially of people)
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multiplicity

noun number, lot, host, mass, variety, load (informal), pile (informal), ton, stack, diversity, heap (informal), array, abundance, myriad, profusion a writer who uses a multiplicity of styles
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multiplicity

noun
1. The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
2. An indeterminately great amount or number:
jillion, million (often used in plural), ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.
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Translations

multiplicity

[ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ] Nmultiplicidad f
for a multiplicity of reasonspor múltiples razones
a multiplicity of solutionsuna gran diversidad or variedad de soluciones
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multiplicity

[ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪti] nmultiplicité f
a multiplicity of ... → un grand nombre de ...
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multiplicity

nVielzahl f, → Fülle f; for a multiplicity of reasonsaus vielerlei Gründen
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multiplicity

[ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ] nmolteplicità f inv
for a multiplicity of reasons → per una serie di ragioni
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Write [[LAMBDA].sup.b.sub.l] for the cone of multiplicities in [[LAMBDA].sub.l] satisfying the inequalities [m.sub.ij] [less than or equal to] [m.sub.ik] + [m.sub.jk] + 1 for every triple i,j,k.
It is shown that although the multiplicity distributions differ between p + p([bar.p]) and [e.sup.+][e.sup.-] collisions, their average multiplicities as a function of [square root of s] show similar trends that can be unified using the concepts of effective energy and inelasticity.
We denote by [E.sub.k)](a; f) the set of all a-points of f with multiplicities not exceeding k, where an a-point is counted according to its multiplicity.
i f Compute the matrix of intersection multiplicities corresponding to the irreducible branches of .
This embryonic-type or nomadic knowledge brings forth changing boundaries of groups or variations of multiplicities. In this case, creatures are a series of infinite variability, as well as variations of a segment of the sequence.
Theorem 1.4 Let m > 1, r [greater than or equal to] 0 be integers, and let [C.sub.m,r] (n) be the number of partitions of n such that all even multiplicities of the parts are less than 2m, and all odd multiplicities are at least 2r +1 and at most 2(m + r) - 1.
Singular points and their multiplicities and characters play an important role in the research of algebraic curves [8].
In the General Lemma, they use the generalized row ideals of the matrix to identify the singular points on the curve, their multiplicities, the number of branches at each singular point, and the multiplicity of each branch.
If for every function f [member of] F, f has zeros only of multiplicities at least m, [f.sup.(k)] - 1 has zeros only of multiplicities at least n and [[k + 1]/m] + [1/n] < 1, then F is normal in D.
Assume that the hypothesis as above and in addition that at each point exactly two principal curvatures are distinct and they have multiplicities > 1.
So, the multitude can act with multiplicities and the manner in which they do demonstrate that it may be still possible to work toward the reconstruction of schools and society within this postmodern era.
It is a good sign that the collection under review acknowledges these built-in multiplicities and builds its poetics around it.