Meaning of MULTIPLICATION in English

MULTIPLICATION

/ ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃn; NAmE / noun

[ U ] the act or process of multiplying :

the multiplication sign (×)

Multiplication of cells leads to rapid growth of the organism.

—compare division

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French , or from Latin multiplicatio(n-) , from multiplicare .

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