Meaning of MULTIPLE in English
/mul"teuh peuhl/ , adj.
1. consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.
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.
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 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012