Definition of 'multiply'
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One number multiplied by another will always be the same and the patterns within them are consistent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Watching the celebs enter the house is like watching a cancer cell slowly divide and multiply. The Sun (2013)If you want the real figure you can multiply that by a hundred or a thousand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Imagine that hurt multiplied a million times. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The equation has always been quality multiplied by quantity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a tiny number but multiplied across the huge continent it becomes thousands. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And a tiny number multiplied by two is still very small. The Sun (2012)His smile would be multiplied ten million times. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)They generally come with small weights so that they sink to the bottom of a pond and quickly multiply. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That anxiety is multiplied by six. The Sun (2009)Instead, be sure to multiply all figures by two. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The value of an option increases with the variance per period of the stock return multiplied by the number of periods to maturity. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Dig holes in the soil and drop a handful in here and there and they'll quickly multiply. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In 2015, the church has multiplied from one to three locations. Christianity Today (2000)Plus, minus, multiply and divide can each be used once only. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The government says that this increase should be multiplied by 15 or 20 to work out whether it exceeds the annual contribution limit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you make your own stuff, work out your base costs and the labour involved, and multiply it by one and a half or two. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He wondered whether the emphasis on " increase and multiply" had not obscured the other text in Genesis, "they will be two in one flesh". Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)
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Translations for 'multiply'
British English: multiply /ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ/ VERB
When something multiplies, or when you multiply it, it increases greatly in number or amount.
He multiplied his demands on her time.
- American English: multiply
- Arabic: يَتَكَاثَرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: multiplicar
- Chinese: 增加
- Croatian: množiti
- Czech: násobit
- Danish: multiplicere
- Dutch: vermenigvuldigen
- European Spanish: multiplicar
- Finnish: moninkertaistua
- French: multiplier
- German: multiplizieren
- Greek: πολλαπλασιάζω
- Italian: moltiplicare
- Japanese: 増す
- Korean: 증대시키다
- Norwegian: multiplisere
- Polish: pomnożyć
- European Portuguese: multiplicar
- Romanian: a înmulți
- Russian: умножать
- Spanish: multiplicar
- Swedish: multiplicera
- Thai: คูณ
- Turkish: çarpmak matematik
- Ukrainian: помножувати
- Vietnamese: nhân
Definition of multiply from the Collins English Dictionary
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