2. <mathematics> 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.
Origin: F. Multiplier, L. Multiplicare, fr. Multiplex manifold. See Multitude, Complex.
(01 Mar 1998)
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