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mul·ti·ply /ˈmʌltəˌplaɪ/

(vt.)乘,使相乘;倍增(vi.)增加

multiply

乘;乘法 MLY;MPY

From: Network Terminology

multiply

乘

Mul·ti·ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Multiplied p. pr. & vb. n. Multiplying ]

1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.

*Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience.* --*Ames.*

2. Math. To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication.

3. To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy. [Obs.]

**Multiplying gear** Mach., gear for increasing speed.

**Multiplying lens**. Opt. See under Lens.

Mul·ti·ply, v. i.

1. To become greater in number; to become numerous.

*When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.* --*Gen. vi. 1.*

2. To increase in extent and influence; to spread.

*The word of God grew and multiplied.* --*Acts xii. 24.*

3. To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy. [Obs.]

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

multiply

adv : in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply

checked for errors" [ant: singly]

v 1: combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" [ant: divide]

2: combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to

multiply his profits" [syn: manifold]

3: have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"

[syn: breed]

4: have offspring or young; "The deer in our neighborhood

reproduce madly"; "The Catholic Church tells people to

procreate, no matter what their economic situation may be"

[syn: reproduce, procreate]

[also: multiplied]