Meaning of MULTIPLICATIVE in English

MULTIPLICATIVE

I. ˌməltəˈplikəd.]iv, -ət]; |məltəplə̇|kād.], -āt]; ]ēv also ]əv adjective

Etymology: Late Latin multiplicativus, from Latin multiplicatus (past participle of multiplicare to multiply) + -ivus -ive

: tending or having the power to multiply numbers

the multiplicative tendency of proportional representation — Barbara & Robert North

a multiplicative scale of monetary weight units — A.L.Kroeber

• mul·ti·pli·ca·tive·ly ]ə̇vlē, -li\ adverb

II. noun

( -s )

: a numeral adjective (as single, treble, twofold ) denoting how many times something is taken

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