multiply

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: mŭlʹtĭ-plī
  • IPA: /ˈmʌltɪplaɪ/
  • SAMPA: /"mVltIplaI/

Verb[change]

Plain form
multiply

Third-person singular
multiplies

Past tense
multiplied

Past participle
multiplied

Present participle
multiplying

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you multiply by , you add to itself times.
    Nine multiplied by eleven is ninety nine ().
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If something multiplies, more and more of it exist.
    Problems have multiplied since the beginning of the week.
  3. (intransitive) If living things multiply, the have babies, or they make more of themselves.
    The bugs seem to be multiplying.

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