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mul·ti·ple /ˈmʌltəpəl/

倍數,並聯(a.)多樣的,複合的,複雜的

mul·ti·ple /ˈməltəpəl/ 形容詞

multiple

最小-最大-多重

multiple

多重;多道;多路;倍數 MPL;MULT

From: Network Terminology

multiple

多重 多 倍數

Mul·ti·ple, n. Math. A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of times without a remainder.

Note: ☞ A **common multiple** of two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a common multiple of 3 and 4. The **least common multiple** is the smallest number that will do this; thus, 12 is the least common multiple of 3 and 4 (abbreviated LCM).

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Mul·ti·ple a. Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts.

**Law of multiple proportion** Chem., the generalization that when the same elements unite in more than one proportion, forming two or more different compounds, the higher proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and oxygen unite in the proportions FeO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are simple multiplies of 1. Called also the Law of Dalton or Dalton's Law, from its discoverer.

**Multiple algebra**, a branch of advanced mathematics that treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more unlike units.

**Multiple conjugation** Biol., a coalescence of many cells (as where an indefinite number of amoeboid cells flow together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved.

**Multiple fruits**. Bot. See Collective fruit, under Collective.

**Multiple star** Astron., several stars in close proximity, which appear to form a single system.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

multiple

adj : having or involving or consisting of more than one part or

entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple

ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his

multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple

personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit" [ant:

single(a)]

n : the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple

of 9"