multiple

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From French multiple.

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multiple (comparative more multiple, superlative most multiple)

  1. Having more than one element, part, component, or function.
    • 2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, “Focus on Everything”, American Scientist: 
      Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. [] A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that. Developed as a tool to electronically combine the sharpest bits of multiple digital images, focus stacking is a boon to biologists seeking full focus on a micron scale.
    My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.

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multiple (plural multiples)

  1. (mathematics) A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder.
    • 14, 21 and 70 are multiples of 7
  2. (finance) Price-earnings ratio.
  3. One of a set of the same thing; a duplicate.
  4. A single individual who has multiple personalities.
    • 2010, Ann M. Garvey, Ann's Multiple World of Personality: Regular No Cream, No Sugar
      I had seen its first show when it was a freebie, but I thought it made multiples in general look silly – no one changes clothes THAT much!
    • 2000, Henk Driessen, ‎Ton Otto, Perplexities of identification (page 115)
      Non-abused multiples have no need of doctors, and they have carved out a foothold of their own from where they speak confidently about their utopian vision of a multiple world.

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin multiplus.

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multiple (masculine and feminine, plural multiples)

  1. multiple

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multiple m (plural multiples)

  1. (mathematics) Multiple.

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multiple f

  1. feminine plural of multiplo

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multiple

  1. vocative masculine singular of multiplus

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multiple

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of multipel.