multiple
I. adjective Etymology: French, from Latin multiplex, from multi- + -plex -fold — more at -fold Date: 1647 1. consisting of, including, or involving more than one <
multiple births
>
2. many, manifold <
multiple achievements
>
3. shared by many <
multiple ownership
>
4. having numerous aspects or functions ; various 5. being a group of terminals which make a circuit available at a number of points 6. formed by coalescence of the ripening ovaries of several flowers <
a multiple fruit
>
II. noun Date: 1660 1. a. the product of a quantity by an integer <
35 is a multiple of 7
>
b. something in units of more than one or two 2. parallel 4b 3. chiefly British chain store

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • multiple — [ myltipl ] adj. et n. m. • 1572 math.; multiplice 1380; lat. multiplex 1 ♦ Qui n est pas simple. Qui est composé de plusieurs éléments de nature différente, ou qui se manifeste sous des formes différentes. ⇒ divers. « Ce vaste et multiple monde… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • múltiple — adjetivo 1. Que encierra complejidad, diversidad o variedad, o se compone de elementos de diferente naturaleza: actividad múltiple, aspecto múltiple. Tengo una rotura múltiple. La bomba es una trampa múltiple. 2. (en plural; antepuesto /… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Multiple — Mul ti*ple, n. (Math.) A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of times without a remainder. [1913 Webster] Note: A {common multiple} of two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multiple — I adjective abundant, aggregate, ample, assorted, composed of several elements, considerable, different, divergent, diverse, diversified, generous, innumerable, many, miscellaneous, mixed, more than one, multifarious, multifold, multiplex,… …   Law dictionary

  • múltiple — (Del b. lat. multĭplus, con la t. de doble). 1. adj. Vario, de muchas maneras, en oposición a simple. 2. muchos (ǁ abundantes). De esta novela se han hecho múltiples ediciones. ☛ V. eco múltiple, enlace múltiple, esclerosis múltiple, estrella… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • multiple — (adj.) 1640s, involving many parts, from Fr. multiple (14c.), from L.L. multiplus manifold, from L. multi many, much (see MULTI (Cf. multi )) + plus fold, (see FOLD (Cf. fold)). The noun is from 1680s, in mathematics, from the adjective. Multiple …   Etymology dictionary

  • múltiple — de muchas maneras o en muchas ocasiones; que ocurre en varias partes del cuerpo CIE 10 [véase http://www.iqb.es/patologia/multiple.htm] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • Multiple —   [ mʌltɪpl, englisch] das, s/ s, in der zeitgenössischen Kunst Bezeichnung für ein Kunstobjekt, das in mehreren Exemplaren hergestellt wurde.   Literatur:   M., bearb. v. R. Block u. a., Ausst. Kat. (1974);   Das Jh. des M., hg. v. Z. Felix,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • multiple — / multifarious [adj] diversified, miscellaneous assorted, collective, conglomerate, different, diverse, diversiform, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, legion, manifold, many, mixed, motley, multiform, multiplex, multitudinal, multitudinous, numerous …   New thesaurus

  • multiple — Multiple. adj. Terme d Arithmetique. Il se dit en parlant d un nombre qui en contient un autre plusieurs fois sans residu. Le nombre de quinze est multiple de trois & de cinq …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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