Meaning of MULTIPLE in English
I. mul ‧ ti ‧ ple 1 /ˈmʌltəp ə l, ˈmʌltɪp ə l/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: French ; Origin: Latin multiplex ; ⇨ ↑ multiplex ]
many, or involving many things, people, events etc:
Baxter was rushed to the hospital with multiple stab wounds.
Having multiple partners increases your risk of sexual diseases.
His new album includes multiple versions of the same songs.
II. multiple 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]
1 . a number that contains a smaller number an exact number of times
20 is a multiple of 5.
2 . British English technical a ↑ multiple store
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012