Meaning of MULTIPLY in English

I. verb (-plied; -plying) Etymology: Middle English multiplien, from Anglo-French multiplier, from Latin multiplicare, from multiplic-, multiplex multiple Date: 13th century transitive verb to increase in number especially greatly or in multiples ; augment , 2. to find the product of by multiplication , to use as a multiplicand in multiplication with another number , intransitive verb 1. to become greater in number ; spread , breed , propagate , to perform multiplication, see: increase II. adverb Date: 1881 in a multiple manner ; in several ways

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