Definition of multiplication sign in English:

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multiplication sign

Pronunciation: /məltəpləˈkāSHən ˌsīn/


A sign, especially ×, used to indicate that one quantity is to be multiplied by another, as in 2×3=6.
Example sentences
  • However, in one of the boxes a multiplication sign appears as a plus sign, which some action groups fear well prove confusing for members who are not familiar with these calculations.
  • Our modern multiplication sign (×) seems to have been invented by the British mathematician William Oughtred.

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Syllabification: mul·ti·pli·ca·tion sign

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