Multiplying gear
Multiply Mul"ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. [1913 Webster]

Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience. --Ames. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under {Multiplication}. [1913 Webster]

3. To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Multiplying gear} (Mach.), gear for increasing speed.

{Multiplying lens}. (Opt.) See under {Lens}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Multiplying — Multiply Mul ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiplying lens — Multiply Mul ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multiplying gearing — A combination of cogwheels for imparting motion from wheels of larger to wheels of smaller diameter, by which the rate of revolution is increased • • • Main Entry: ↑gear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gear ratio — The gear ratio is the relationship between the number of teeth on two gears that are meshed or two sprockets connected with a common roller chain, or the circumferences of two pulleys connected with a drive belt. General description In the… …   Wikipedia

  • gear — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. clothing, dress; cogwheel; equipment, tools, apparatus; harness, etc. See instrumentality, provision. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Equipment] Syn. material, tackle, apparatus, paraphernalia; see equipment …   English dictionary for students

  • mul|ti|ply|ing gear — «MUHL tuh PLY ihng», a gear larger than the one being turned by it. Multiplying gears are used to increase the speed of smaller gears …   Useful english dictionary

  • Multiplied — Multiply Mul ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiply — Mul ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • safety bicycle — noun bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear • Syn: ↑safety bike • Hypernyms: ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑wheel, ↑cycle * * * noun : a bicycle made with equal or nearly equal wheels usu …   Useful english dictionary

  • bicycle — Safety bicycle Safety bicycle A bicycle with equal or nearly equal wheels, usually about 28 inches diameter, driven by pedals connected to the rear (driving) wheel by a multiplying gear. Since the 1930 s this has been the most common type of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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