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multiplicity (plural multiplicities)

  1. The state of being made of multiple diverse elements.
  2. (mathematics) The number of values for which a given condition holds.
  3. A large indeterminate number.
    • Bishop Pearson
      The coronary thorns did not only express the scorn of the imposers by that figure into which they were contrived, but did also pierce his tender and sacred temples to a multiplicity of pains, by their numerous acuminations.
  4. (software engineering, UML) The number of instances that can occur on a given end of a relationship, including 0..1, 1, 0..* or *, and 1..*.


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