multiplex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From multi- +‎ -plex or multi- +‎ complex.

Adjective[edit]

multiplex (not comparable)

  1. Comprising several interleaved parts.
  2. (botany) Having petals lying in folds over each other.
  3. (medicine) Having multiple members with a particular condition.
    • 2009, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, page 951:
      Supporting an additive model, simplex families [] have less impairment than multiplex families (those with two or more individuals affected) in language processing.

Noun[edit]

multiplex (plural multiplexes)

  1. A building or a place where several activities occur in multiple units concurrently or different times.
  2. (by extension) A large cinema complex comprising many (typically more than five, and often over ten) movie theatres or houses.
  3. (juggling) throwing motion where more than one ball is thrown with one hand at the same time.

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Verb[edit]

multiplex (third-person singular simple present multiplexes, present participle multiplexing, simple past and past participle multiplexed)

  1. To interleave several activities.
  2. (computing) To combine several signals into one.
  3. (transitive) To convert (a cinema business) into a large complex, or multiplex.
  4. (juggling) To make a multiplex throw.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

multus (many, much) + -plex (-fold), from plecto.

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Adjective[edit]

multiplex (genitive multiplicis, adverb multipliciter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. having many folds
  2. manifold, numerous
  3. complex

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative multiplex multiplicēs multiplicia
Genitive multiplicis multiplicium
Dative multiplicī multiplicibus
Accusative multiplicem multiplex multiplicēs multiplicia
Ablative multiplicī multiplicibus
Vocative multiplex multiplicēs multiplicia

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