# Definition of *multiplication* in English:

## multiplication

Syllabification: mul·ti·pli·ca·tionPronunciation: /ˌməltəpliˈkāSHən
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### noun

- 1The process or skill of multiplying:
*we need to use both multiplication and division to find the answers**the rapid multiplication of abnormal white blood cells*More example sentences- Magiste compared performance of strong German-Swedish bilinguals and German-dominant monolinguals on arithmetic tasks that required a series of simple additions, subtractions, multiplications or divisions.
- Distraction was based on arithmetic equations (additions, subtractions, multiplications, and divisions) displayed for 10 seconds in a corner of the screen.
- These teachers thought it inappropriate to ask kindergartners and first and second graders to experience multiplications, divisions, fractions and decimals at such an early age.

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*Mathematics*The process of combining matrices, vectors, or other quantities under specific rules to obtain their product.More example sentences- The dots used above do not mean a matrix or vector multiplication in the strict sense.
- For matrix multiplication, vectors without superscript are treated as columns and vectors with the T superscript as rows.
- Cayley gave a matrix algebra defining addition, multiplication, scalar multiplication and inverses.

### Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin *multiplicatio(n-)*, from *multiplicare* (see multiply^{1}).

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