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Definition of Multiple
MultipleMultiple Mul"ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple,
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
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. MultipleMultiple 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. multipleParallel 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.
Meaning of Multiple from wikipedia
finance, a method
used to analyze stock prices Multiples
of the price-to-earnings ratio Chain
stores, are also referred...
- Multiple sclerosis
(MS), also known
disseminata, is a demyelinating disease
the insulating covers
of nerve cells
in the brain...
- Multiple myeloma
(MM), also known
myeloma, is a cancer
cells, a type of white blood
cell that normally
- A multiple birth
is the culmination
of one multiple
the mother delivers
two or more offspring. A term most applicable
/dual nationality) is a legal status
is concurrently regarded
as a national
- Multiple choice
response, or MCQ (for Multiple Choice
Question) is a form of an objective
****essment in which respondents
- science, a multiple
is the product
of any quantity
and an integer. In other
words, for the quantities
a and b, we say that b is a multiple
of a if b =...
- In mathematics
calculus), a multiple integral
is a definite integral
of a function
real variables, for instance...
- The concept
of multiple discovery
invention) is the hypothesis
that most scientific discoveries
are made independently...
- In agriculture, multiple cropping
is the practice
two or more crops
in the same piece
of land during
one growing season
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