~ 1 [ 'mʌltɪplʌɪ ]
■ verb ( multiplies , ~ing , multiplied )
1》 obtain from (a number) another which contains the first number a specified number of times.
2》 increase or cause to increase in number or quantity.
3》 increase in number by reproducing.
4》 propagate (plants).
ME: from OFr. multiplier , from L. multiplicare .
~ 2 [ 'mʌltɪpli ]
■ adverb in different ways or respects.