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Meaning of multiplex

mul•ti•plex

Pronunciation: (mul'tu-pleks"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having many parts or aspects: the multiplex problem of drug abuse.
  2. manifold; multiple: the multiplex opportunities in high technology.
  3. of, pertaining to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more trains of signals or messages over a single channel.
—v.t.
    1. to arrange (a circuit) for use by multiplex telegraphy.
    2. to transmit (two or more signals or messages) by a multiplex system, circuit, or the like.
—v.i.
  1. to send several messages or signals simultaneously, as by multiplex telegraphy.
—n.
  1. a multiplex electronics system.
  2. (in map making) a stereoscopic device that makes it possible to view pairs of aerial photographs in three dimensions.
  3. Also calleda group of two or more motion-picture theaters on the same site or in the same building, esp. a cluster of adjoining theaters.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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