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Definition of Multiplication


  1. The act or process of multiplying, or of increasing in number; the state of being multiplied; as, the multiplication of the human species by natural generation.
  2. The process of repeating, or adding to itself, any given number or quantity a certain number of times; commonly, the process of ascertaining by a briefer computation the result of such repeated additions; also, the rule by which the operation is performed; -- the reverse of division.
  3. An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of petals; augmentation.
  4. The art of increasing gold or silver by magic, -- attributed formerly to the alchemists.

Multiplication Quotations

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Vladimir Nabokov

Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants.
Robert Andrews Millikan

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
Wendell Phillips

Warwick Castle, built of the very centuries, cannot be expected to alter with time's 'brief hours and weeks' - at least, with so few of them as fall to one poor mortal's lot. From visit to visit, I find it as unchanged as the multiplication table.
Katharine Lee Bates
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Multiplication Translations

multiplication in French is multiplication
multiplication in German is Multiplikation
multiplication in Italian is moltiplicare
multiplication in Swedish is multiplikation
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