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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.

## multiplying

(ˈmʌltɪplaɪɪŋ)*adj*

becoming more numerous; increasing

## Multiplying

of husbands—*Bk. of St. Albans,*1486.

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