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## mul·ti·ply^{ 1}

(mŭl′tə-plī′)*v.*

**mul·ti·plied**,

**mul·ti·ply·ing**,

**mul·ti·plies**

*v.*

*tr.*

**1.**To increase the amount, number, or degree of. See Synonyms at increase.

**2.**

*Mathematics*To perform multiplication on.

*v.*

*intr.*

**1.**To grow in amount, number, or degree: Shops multiplied along the main street.

**2.**To increase in number by reproducing: "The people increased both in the dales and the plains, and their horses multiplied" (J.R.R. Tolkien).

**3.**

*Mathematics*To perform multiplication.

[Middle English multiplien, from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre, from multiplex,

*multiplex*; see**multiplex**.]## mul·ti·ply^{ 2}

(mŭl′tə-plē′)*adv.*

In many or multiple ways.

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## multiply

(ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ)*vb*,

**-plies**,

**-plying**

*or*

**-plied**

**1.**to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree

**2.**(Mathematics) (

*tr*) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication

**3.**(

*intr*) to increase in number by reproduction

[C13: from Old French

*multiplier,*from Latin*multiplicāre*to multiply, from*multus*much, many +*plicāre*to fold]**ˈmultiˌpliable**,

**ˈmultiˌplicable**

*adj*

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## mul•ti•ply^{1}

(ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ) *v.*

**-plied, -ply•ing.**

*v.t.*

**1.**to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.

**2.**to find the product of by multiplication.

**3.**to increase by procreation.

*v.i.*

**4.**to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.

**5.**to perform the process of multiplication.

**6.**to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.

## mul•ti•ply^{2}

(ˈmʌl tə pli) *adv.*

in several or many ways.

[1880–85]

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## mul·ti·ply

(mŭl′tə-plī′) To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.

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## multiply

**Past participle:**multiplied

**Gerund:**multiplying

Imperative |
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multiply |

multiply |

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Verb | 1. | multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation square - raise to the second power cube - raise to the third power raise - multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 |

2. | multiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted" quadruple - increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled" quintuple - increase fivefold; "The population of China quintupled" proliferate - cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms" | |

3. | multiply - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate" pullulate - breed freely and abundantly | |

4. | multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms propagate - multiply sexually or asexually | |

Adv. | 1. | multiply - in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply checked for errors"singly - one by one; one at a time; "they were arranged singly" |

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## multiply

*verb*

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## multiply

*verb*

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Translations

**násobit**

**rozmnožovat**

**formere sig**

**gange**

**multiplicere**

**kertoa**

**lisääntyä**

**moninkertaistua**

**množiti**

**megsokszorozódik**

**megszoroz**

**sokszorosít**

**szoroz**

**margfalda**

**margfaldast, fjölga sér**

**増す**

**증대시키다**

**dauginti**

**daugyba**

**padauginti**

**pavairot**

**reizināt**

**vairot**

**vairoties**

**násobiť**

**vynásobiť**

**množiti**

**razmnoževati se**

**multiplicera**

**คูณ**

çarpmak

**çoğal mak****nhân**

## multiply

[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

## multiply

[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]*vt*[+

*number*] → multiplier

to multiply 6 by 3 → multiplier six par trois

to multiply sth by sth → multiplier qch par qch

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## multiply

*vt*

(Math) → multiplizieren, malnehmen; to

**multiply**8 by 7 → 8 mit 7 multiplizieren*or*malnehmen; 4 multiplied by 6 is 24 → 4 mal 6 ist 24*(fig)*→ vervielfachen, vermehren

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## multiply

[ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ]**2.**

*vi*

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## 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.

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## multiply

→ يَتَكَاثَرُ násobit multiplicere multiplizieren πολλαπλασιάζω multiplicar moninkertaistua multiplier množiti moltiplicare 増す 증대시키다 vermenigvuldigen multiplisere pomnożyć multiplicar умножать multiplicera คูณ çarpmak nhân 增加Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

## multiply

*vt, vi (pret & pp*

**-plied**) multi-plicar(se)

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