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The word multiple can refer to:

  • Multiples of numbers.
  • Multiples (sociology), instances of scientists, working independently of each other, reaching similar findings.
  • Multiples, types of bet involving two or more selections.
  • Dissociative identity disorder, for people with multiple personalities, sometimes called "multiples".
  • Multiple birth, because having twins is sometimes called having "multiples".
  • Multiple Man, a mutant superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.
  • Multiple finance, a method used to analyze stock prices.
  • Printmaking - where multiple is often used as a term for a print, especially in the US.

It is also a singular of multiples, which can refer to:

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also múltiple

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English

Etymology

From French multiple.

Adjective

multiple (comparative more multiple, superlative most multiple)

Positive
multiple

Comparative
more multiple

Superlative
most multiple

  1. Having more than one element, part, component or function
    My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.

Synonyms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
multiple

Plural
multiples

multiple (plural multiples)

  1. (mathematics): A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder; thus 14, 21 and 70 are multiples of 7
  2. (finance) Price-earnings ratio.
  3. One of a set of the same thing; a duplicate.

Translations

See also

  • common multiple
  • Law of multiple proportion / Law of Dalton
  • least common multiple
  • Multiple algebra
  • Multiple conjugation
  • Multiple fruits / Collective fruit
  • Multiple star

French

Etymology

From Late Latin multiplus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

multiple

  1. multiple

Noun

multiple m. (plural multiples)

  1. (mathematics) Multiple.

Italian

Adjective

multiple f.

  1. Feminine plural form of multiplo







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