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English noun: multiplication

1. multiplication (act) the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

Synonymsgeneration, propagation

Broader (hypernym)breeding, facts of life, procreation, reproduction

Narrower (hyponym)biogenesis, biogeny

2. multiplication (process) a multiplicative increase

SamplesRepeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors.
This multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth.

Broader (hypernym)growth, increase, increment

Narrower (hyponym)doubling, quadrupling, quintupling, tripling

3. multiplication (act) an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed

SamplesThe multiplication of four by three gives twelve.
Four times three equals twelve.


Broader (hypernym)arithmetic operation

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