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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Multiple  \Mul"ti*ple\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  multiple,  and  E.  quadruple, 
  and  multiply.] 
  Containing  more  than  once,  or  more  than  one  consisting  of 
  more  than  one  manifold;  repeated  many  times;  having  several, 
  or  many  parts 
 
  {Law  of  multiple  proportion}  (Chem.),  the  generalization  that 
  when  the  same  elements  unite  in  more  than  one  proportion, 
  forming  two  or  more  different  compounds,  the  higher 
  proportions  of  the  elements  in  such  compounds  are  simple 
  multiplies  of  the  lowest  proportion,  or  the  proportions 
  are  connected  by  some  simple  common  factor;  thus  iron  and 
  oxygen  unite  in  the  proportions  {FeO},  {Fe2O3},  {Fe3O4}, 
  in  which  compounds,  considering  the  oxygen,  3  and  4  are 
  simple  multiplies  of  1.  Called  also  the  {Law  of  Dalton}, 
  from  its  discoverer. 
 
  {Multiple  algebra},  a  branch  of  advanced  mathematics  that 
  treats  of  operations  upon  units  compounded  of  two  or  more 
  unlike  units. 
 
  {Multiple  conjugation}  (Biol.),  a  coalescence  of  many  cells 
  (as  where  an  indefinite  number  of  am[oe]boid  cells  flow 
  together  into  a  single  mass)  from  which  conjugation  proper 
  and  even  fertilization  may  have  been  evolved. 
 
  {Multiple  fruits}.  (Bot.)  See  {Collective  fruit},  under 
  {Collective}. 
 
  {Multiple  star}  (Astron.),  several  stars  in  close  proximity, 
  which  appear  to  form  a  single  system. 




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