HyperDic: multiplication

English > 3 senses of the word multiplication:
NOUNactmultiplication, generation, propagationthe act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
processmultiplicationa multiplicative increase / increase / increase / increase
actmultiplication, timesan arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division
multiplication > pronunciation
Soundsmah.ltahplahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > multiplication: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production.
Synonymsgeneration, propagation
Narrowerbiogenesis, biogenyThe production of living organisms from other living organisms
Broaderreproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifeThe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
Spanishgeneración, multiplicación, propagación
Catalangeneració, multiplicació, propagació
Verbsmultiplyhave young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
multiplyhave offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
English > multiplication: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA multiplicative increase / increase / increase / increase.
Examples
  • "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"
  • "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
Narrowerdoublingincrease / increase / increase by a factor of two
quadruplingincrease / increase / increase by a factor of four
quintuplingincreasing by a factor of five
triplingincrease / increase / increase by a factor of three
Broaderincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Spanishmultiplicación
Catalanmultiplicació
Verbsmultiplycombine or increase / increase by multiplication
English > multiplication: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed.
Example"the multiplication of four by three gives twelve"
Synonymtimes
Broaderarithmetic operationA mathematical operation involving numbers
Spanishmultiplicación, producto
Catalanmultiplicació
Verbsmultiplycombine or increase / increase by multiplication
multiplycombine by multiplication

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