multiplication

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌmʌltəplɪˈkeɪʃən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(mul′tə pli kāshən)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mul•ti•pli•ca•tion /ˌmʌltəplɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the act or process of multiplying or the state of being multiplied.
  2. a mathematical operation, symbolized by a × b, a · b, a &startimes;
    b, or ab, in which a is to be added to itself as many times as there are units in b.
See -plic-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mul•ti•pli•ca•tion  (mul′tə pli kāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or process of multiplying or the state of being multiplied.
  2. [Arith.]a mathematical operation, symbolized by a × b, a &bultimes;
    b, a * b,
    or ab, and signifying, when a and b are positive integers, that a is to be added to itself as many times as there are units in b;
    the addition of a number to itself as often as is indicated by another number, as in 2×3 or 5×10.
  3. [Math.]any generalization of this operation applicable to numbers other than integers, as fractions or irrational numbers.
mul′ti•pli•cation•al, adj. 
  • Latin multiplicātiōn- (stem of multiplicātiō). See multi-, plication
  • Middle English multiplicacio(u)n 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
multiplication /ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən/ n
  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 × 710 = (0.3 × 7)/10 = 2 110 = 0.21
  2. the act of multiplying or state of being multiplied
  3. the act or process in animals, plants, or people of reproducing or breeding
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