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## English noun | |||

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

Synonyms | generation, propagation | ||

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

Narrower (hyponym) | biogenesis, biogeny | ||

2. | multiplication (process) a multiplicative increase | ||

Samples | Repeated 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 | ||

Samples | The multiplication of four by three gives twelve. Four times three equals twelve. | ||

Synonyms | times | ||

Broader (hypernym) | arithmetic operation | ||

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