• WordNet 3.6
    • n multiplicity the property of being multiple
    • n multiplicity a large number
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide
    • n Multiplicity The quality of being multiple, manifold, or various; a state of being many; a multitude; as, a multiplicity of thoughts or objects. "A multiplicity of goods."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Probably the best known multiple meaning is the hebrew word "SHALOM" which means, alternately, "hello", "good-bye", and "peace"
    • n multiplicity The state of being multiplex or manifold or various; the condition of being numerous.
    • n multiplicity Many of the same kind; a large number.
    • n multiplicity In mathematics, the number of times an object ought to be counted for the sake of regularity. Thus, a zero of a function has a multiplicity of two, if it ought to be regarded as a union of two zeros. This will be shown on a conform representation by the whole circuit of longitude being twice traversed in going round such a point once.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The numbers 111 222 333 444 555 666 777 888 999 are all multiples of 37.
    • ns Multiplicity the state of being multiplied or various: a great number: Mul′tiplier, Mul′tiplicātor, one who, or that which, multiplies or increases the number or quantity by which another is multiplied
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  • Herbert Spencer
    “A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.”
  • Gypsy Smith
    Gypsy Smith
    “You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.”
  • Katha Upanishad
    Katha Upanishad
    “What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death.”
  • Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh
    “Did you know that the White House drug test is multiple choice?”
  • Jim Rohn
    “For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. multiplicité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. multiplex. See Multiple.


In literature:

He has learned the true art of self-multiplication.
"Peg Woffington" by Charles Reade
Say the multiplication table if you like, or recite cook-book recipes.
"The Firefly Of France" by Marion Polk Angellotti
She taught him the rules of simplicity and industry and service as another mother might have taught him his multiplication table.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
She's just a multiplication-table for annything she says and touches.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
They know the meaning of the multiplication table.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
What a curious multiple object a theatre-audience was!
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
Had I forgotten my multiplication table?
"After a Shadow, and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
If a man asks what good comes from thinking, I can only retort by asking what good comes from the multiplication of unnecessary activity.
"At Large" by Arthur Christopher Benson
On the other hand, a multiplicity of objects can never convey this idea, however resembling they may be supposed.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
Her fingers, as usual, were adorned by a multiplicity of rings with emeralds, attracting the eyes by their deep and tender green.
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin

In poetry:

The world's so enormous
In multiple whole,
What god can inform us
It cares for a soul?
"Fear" by Gamaliel Bradford
In us a multiplicity lives.
It fumbles towards unity.
Its capturing, gathering burning­glass
we were born to be.
"Man's Multiplicity" by Karin Boye
By the road of ways
In the three-part shadow of troubled sleep
I come to you the double the multiple
as like you as the era of deltas.
"The Season Of Loves" by Paul Eluard
So all I feel and see
Breaks to the thousand-fold of Fate and Chance,
But from the moment's multiplicity
Takes itself up into the thought of thee.
"Fragment of Ballad" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
"Adam, where are you?"
God's hands
palpate darkness, the void
that is Adam's inattention,
his confused attention to everything,
impassioned by multiplicity, his despair.
"On A Theme" by Denise Levertov
As a sliding wave of sliding sea
Before my following hand doth dance
Ever and ever onward to the shore,
And breaks and is a thousand things at once,
And from the moment's multiplicity
Takes itself up again into a wave:
"Fragment of Ballad" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

The earlier ones, when multiple candidates were vying for their party's nominations, were something I just couldn't stomach.
Candidate's multiple tonsorial stylings cost over $200 a clip.
Multiple weather sources are predicting hot, dry conditions in the Corn Belt and other areas of the country.
Events held monthly in multiple locations.
Enhanced solution provides ability to manage complex fund structures across multiple accounting bases.
There are multiple victims between the ages of 2-10, Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen said in a press conference.
Broadway wardrobe supervisor Adelaide Laurino died September 20, of multiple strokes, at Bayonne Hospital in New Jersey.
The Multiple Roles of Local Agency Decision-Makers Legislative Acts.
The volunteer-driven festival showcases quality Blues entertainment on multiple stages year after year.
Exercise flights will take place in multiple places.
However, Burmeister has been struggling with multiple sclerosis since 2000.
Cub Scouts leader Lisi Nielsen said many of the second-graders ran the distance multiple times that morning.
Single-stage J5A-30P air compressor has a 30-gallon air tank and runs multiple tools simultaneously.
EAST GREENWICH — In a matter of two hours, local police may have solved the mystery of multiple break-ins within a local community with the apprehension of three suspects late last week.
Patient on Novartis' multiple sclerosis drug gets rare brain disease .

In science:

To be more precise, our algebras are algebras over an arbitrary colored PROP. A PROP [Mac63], short for product and permutation category, is a very general algebraic machinery that can describe algebraic structures with multiple inputs and multiple outputs.
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs
Since we start with a colored PROP P, the (multi-valued) compositions in a weak-n P-algebra have multiple inputs and multiple outputs.
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs
By allowing compositions to have multiple inputs and multiple outputs, our theory of higher dimensional P-algebras should be particularly suitable for applications in topological field theories, logic, and computer science.
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs
Since our setting is based on colored PROPs, which model algebraic structures with multiple inputs and multiple outputs, the cells in our higher dimensional algebras also have multiple inputs and multiple outputs, as in a polycategory (Example 2.4.1).
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs
Since |f |a are multiplicative, |f |− is multiplicative and hence is a valuation.
Power series over generalized Krull domains