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Etymology edit

multiply +‎ -er.

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  • enPR: mŭlʹ-tĭ-plī'-ər, IPA(key): /ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪəɹ/
    • (UK) IPA(key): [ˈmʌɫ.tɪ.ˌplaɪ.ə(ɹ)]
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈmʌɫ.tɪ.ˌplaɪ.ɚ]
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  • Hyphenation: mul‧ti‧pli‧er

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multiplier (plural multipliers)

  1. (arithmetic) A number by which another (the multiplicand) is to be multiplied.
    In the expression 5 × 7, the "5" is a multiplier.
    The score multiplier increases each time you complete a level of the video game.
  2. (grammar) An adjective indicating the number of times something is to be multiplied.
    English multipliers include "double" and "triple".
  3. (economics) A ratio used to estimate total economic effect for a variety of economic activities.
  4. (physics) Any of several devices used to enhance a signal
    1. (physics, obsolete) a coil; when Johann Schweigger in 1820 invented the electric coil, increasing the electro-magnetic field from a single wire, this invention was called a multiplier.
  5. A multiplier onion.
    • 1995, Marian Coonse, Onions, Leeks and Garlic: A Handbook for Gardeners, page 52:
      Shallots are the most prolific of all the multipliers, and easier to grow than onions.

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Other terms used in arithmetic operations:

Advanced hyperoperations: tetration, pentation, hexation

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French multiplier, learned remodelling of Old French molteplier, moltepleier (also monteplier), from Latin multiplicāre. By surface analysis, multi- +‎ plier.

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  1. (mathematics) to multiply
  2. to multiply
  3. (reflexive) to multiply, to increase

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