# Definition of 'multiplication'

1. uncountable noun

Multiplication is the process of calculating the total of one number multiplied by another.

There will be simple tests in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

2. uncountable noun

The multiplication of things of a particular kind is the process or fact of them increasing in number
or amount.

Increasing gravity is known to speed up the multiplication of cells.

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noun

1.

a multiplying or being multiplied

2. Ancient Mathematics

the process of finding the number or quantity (product) obtained by repeated additions of a specified number or quantity (multiplicand) a specified number of times (multiplier): symbolized in various ways (Ex.: 3×4=12 or 3·4=12, which means 3+3+3+3=12, to add the number three together four times)

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Word origin of 'multiplication'

noun

1.

an arithmetical operation, defined initially in terms of repeated addition, usually written a × b, a.b, or ab, by which the product of two quantities is calculated: to multiply a by positive integral b is to add a to itself b times. Multiplication by fractions can then be defined in the light of the associative and commutative properties; multiplication by 1/n is equivalent to multiplication by 1 followed by division by n: for example 0.3 × 0.7 = 0.3 × 7⁄10 = (0.3 × 7)/10 = 21⁄10 = 0.21

2.

the act of multiplying or state of being multiplied

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Derived forms

adjective

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## Translations for 'multiplication'

British English: multiplication
/ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən/ NOUN

*Multiplication*is the process of increasing greatly in number or amount.

...the multiplication of bacteria.

- American English: multiplication
- Arabic: ضَرْبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: multiplicação
- Chinese: 繁殖
- Croatian: razmnožavanje
- Czech: násobení
- Danish: multiplikation
- Dutch: vermenigvuldiging
- European Spanish: multiplicación
- Finnish: kertolasku
- French: multiplication
- German: Multiplikation
- Greek: πολλαπλασιασμός
- Italian: moltiplicazione
- Japanese: 掛け算
- Korean: 곱셈
- Norwegian: multiplikasjon
- Polish: mnożenie
- European Portuguese: multiplicação
- Romanian: multiplicare
- Russian: умножение
- Spanish: multiplicación
- Swedish: multiplikation
- Thai: การคูณ
- Turkish: çarpma işlemi
- Ukrainian: множення
- Vietnamese: sự nhân

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