Multiple fruits
Multiple Mul"ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster]

{Law of multiple proportion} (Chem.), the generalization that when the same elements unite in more than one proportion, forming two or more different compounds, the higher proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and oxygen unite in the proportions {FeO}, {Fe2O3}, {Fe3O4}, in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are simple multiplies of 1. Called also the {Law of Dalton} or {Dalton's Law}, from its discoverer.

{Multiple algebra}, a branch of advanced mathematics that treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more unlike units.

{Multiple conjugation} (Biol.), a coalescence of many cells (as where an indefinite number of am[oe]boid cells flow together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved.

{Multiple fruits}. (Bot.) See {Collective fruit}, under {Collective}.

{Multiple star} (Astron.), several stars in close proximity, which appear to form a single system. [1913 Webster]


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  • Multiple — Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple proportion} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple algebra — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple conjugation — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple star — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple fruit — Mulberry is a kind of multiple fruit. Multiple fruits are fruits that are formed from a cluster of flowers (called an inflorescence). Each flower in the inflorescence produces a fruit, but these mature into a single mass.[1] Examples are the… …   Wikipedia

  • Multiple cropping — In agriculture, multiple cropping is the practice of growing two or more crops in the same space during a single growing season. [1] It is a form of polyculture. It can take the form of double cropping, in which a second crop is planted after the …   Wikipedia

  • multiple fruit — n. fruit that is composed of many individual small fruits; fruit in which the carpels of various flowers join in one fruit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • multiple fruit — noun fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple • Syn: ↑aggregate fruit, ↑syncarp • Derivationally related forms: ↑syncarpous (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Law of multiple proportion — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Classification of fruits — ▪ Table Classification of fruits structure major types one carpel two or more carpels dry dehiscent follicle at maturity, the carpel splits down one side, usually the ventral suture; milkweed, columbine, peony, larkspur, marsh marigold capsule… …   Universalium

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