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## multiple

```  4  definitions  found

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.

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Multiple  \Mul"ti*ple\,  n.  (Math.)
A  quantity  containing  another  quantity  a  number  of  times
without  a  remainder.

Note:

{A  common  multiple}  of  two  or  more  numbers  contains  each  of
them  a  number  of  times  exactly;  thus  24  is  a  common
multiple  of  3  and  4.  The

{least  common  multiple}  is  the  least  number  that  will  do
this  thus  12  is  the  least  common  multiple  of  3  and  4.

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Parallel  \Par"al*lel\,  n.  (Elec.)
That  arrangement  of  an  electrical  system  in  which  all
positive  poles,  electrodes,  terminals,  etc.,  are  joined  to
one  conductor,  and  all  negative  poles,  etc.,  to  another
conductor;  --  called  also  {multiple}.  Opposed  to  {series}.

Note:  Parts  of  a  system  so  arranged  are  said  to  be  in
parallel  or  in  multiple.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

multiple
adj  :  having  or  involving  or  consisting  of  more  than  one  part  or
entity  or  individual;  "multiple  birth";  "multiple
ownership";  "made  multiple  copies  of  the  speech";  "his
multiple  achievements  in  public  life";  "her  multiple
personalities";  "a  pineapple  is  a  multiple  fruit"  [ant:
{single(a)}]
n  :  the  product  of  a  quantity  by  an  integer;  "36  is  a  multiple
of  9"
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