(Mul*tip"ar*tite) a. [L. multipartitus multus much, many partitus divided, p. p.: cf. F. multipartite.
See Partite.] Divided into many parts; having several parts.
(Mul"ti*ped) n. [L. multipes, multipeda; multus much, many + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. multipède.]
(Zoöl.) An insect having many feet, as a myriapod.
(Mul"ti*ped), a. Having many feet.
Law of multiple proportion (Chem.), the generalization that when the same elements unite in more
than one proportion, forming two or more different compounds, the higher proportions of the elements
in such compounds are simple multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are connected by
some simple common factor; thus, iron and oxygen unite in the proportions FeO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, in which
compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are simple multiplies of 1. Called also the Law of Dalton,
from its discoverer. Multiple algebra, a branch of advanced mathematics that treats of operations
upon units compounded of two or more unlike units. Multiple conjugation (Biol.), a coalescence
of many cells (as where an indefinite number of amboid cells flow together into a single mass) from
which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved. Multiple fruits. (Bot.) See
Collective fruit, under Collective. Multiple star (Astron.), several stars in close proximity, which
appear to form a single system.
(Mul"ti*ple) a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once,
or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many,
(Mul"ti*ple), n. (Math.) A quantity containing another quantity a number of times without a
A common multiple of two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus,
24 is a common multiple of 3 and 4. The least common multiple is the least number that will do
this; thus, 12 is the least common multiple of 3 and 4.
(Mul"ti*plex) a. [L. multiplex, -plicis. See Multiply.] Manifold; multiple.
(Mul"ti*pli`a*ble) a. [Cf. F. multipliable.] Capable of being multiplied. Mul"ti*pli`a*ble*ness,
(Mul"ti*pli*ca*ble) a. [L. multiplicabilis.] Capable of being multiplied; multipliable.
(Mul"ti*pli*cand`) n. [L. multiplicandus to be multiplied: cf. F. multiplicande.] (Math.) The
number which is to be multiplied by another number called the multiplier. See Note under Multiplication.
Multiplicate flower (Bot.), a flower that is double, or has an unusual number of petals in consequence
of the abnormal multiplication of the parts of the floral whorls.
(Mul"ti*pli*cate) a. [L. multiplicatus, p. p. of multiplicare. See Multiply.] Consisting of
many, or of more than one; multiple; multifold.
(Mul`ti*pli*ca"tion) n. [L. multiplicatio: cf. F. multiplication. See Multiply.]
1. The act or process of multiplying, or of increasing in number; the state of being multiplied; as, the multiplication
of the human species by natural generation.
The increase and multiplication of the world.Thackeray.
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