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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.]
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.
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|Noun||1.||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)
1. The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
diverseness, diversification, diversity, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness, miscellaneousness, multifariousness, multiformity, variegation, variety, variousness.