Meaning of MULTIPLE in English

MULTIPLE

/mul"teuh peuhl/ , adj.

1. consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.

2. Elect.

a. (of circuits) arranged in parallel.

b. (of a circuit or circuits) having a number of points at which connection can be made.

3. Bot. (of a fruit) collective.

n.

4. Math. a number that contains another number an integral number of times without a remainder: 12 is a multiple of 3.

5. Elect. a group of terminals arranged to make a circuit or group of circuits accessible at a number of points at any one of which connection can be made.

[ 1570-80; multiplus manifold. See MULTI-, DUPLE ]

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