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 (mŭl′tē-pûr′pəs, -tī-)
Designed or used for several purposes: a multipurpose room; multipurpose software.
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able to be used for many purposes: a multipurpose gadget.
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(ˌmʌl tiˈpɜr pəs, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

designed to serve several purposes; useful for many tasks: The Swiss army knife is an ideal multipurpose tool.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.multipurpose - having multiple uses; "a multipurpose tool"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
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[ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs] ADJmultiuso
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[ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs] adjmultiuso inv
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