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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.

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

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]
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)

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

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.
Translations

multiplicity

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

multiplicity

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

multiplicity

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

multiplicity

[ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ] nmolteplicità f inv
for a multiplicity of reasons → per una serie di ragioni
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