# multiply meaning

EN[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ] [ˈmʌltɪpli]

## Definition of multiply in English Dictionary

• NounPREmulti-SUF-ly
1. (computer science) An act or instance of multiplying.
2. VerbPT, PPmultiplied
1. VT To increase the amount, degree or number of (something).
1. VT (arithmetic) To perform multiplication on (a number).
1. when you multiply 3 by 7, you get 21;&#160; he multiplied several numbers ‎
2. VI To grow in number.
1. VI To breed or propagate.
1. [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. [ …] Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, and that in several cases these bacteria were dividing and thus, by the perverse arithmetic of biological terminology, multiplying.
2. VI (arithmetic) To perform multiplication.
1. He had been multiplying, but it occurred to him he needed to resolve the exponents, first. ‎
3. VT (rare) To be a factor in a multiplication with (another factor).
1. In many or multiple ways.
2. More Examples
1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
• A toggle joint, which used a lever system to multiply power, replaced the screw mechanism for forcing down the impression-forming platen.
• To annualise net profit, divide the year-to-date net profit by the number of completed months, and multiply by twelve.
• Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
• Morphemes
• Suffixes
• Words by suffix
• Words suffixed with -ly
• Nouns
• Countable nouns
• Verbs
• Intransitive verbs
• Transitive verbs
1. en multiplying
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## Meaning of multiply for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "multiply" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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