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.
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.
An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of petals; augmentation.
The art of increasing gold or silver by magic, -- attributed formerly to the alchemists.
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