multiplicity

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From Latin multiplicitas.

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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.
    • 1659, Pearson, John, “Article IV”, in An Exposition of the Creed, 5th edition, published 1683, page 189:
      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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