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  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 
  {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. 
  {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]: 
  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: 
  n  :  the  product  of  a  quantity  by  an  integer;  "36  is  a  multiple 
  of  9" 

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