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Meaning of multiple

mul•ti•ple

Pronunciation: (mul'tu-pul), [key]
— adj.
  1. consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.
    1. (of circuits) arranged in parallel.
    2. (of a circuit or circuits) having a number of points at which connection can be made.
  2. (of a fruit) collective.
—n.
  1. a number that contains another number an integral number of times without a remainder: 12 is a multiple of 3.
  2. a group of terminals arranged to make a circuit or group of circuits accessible at a number of points at any one of which connection can be made.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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