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also: multiplies, multiplying, multiplied
American English: /ˈməltəˌplaɪ/
British English: /ˈmʌltɪplʌɪ/

Translation of multiply in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Mathematics)to multiply something (by something)
    multiplicar algo (por algo)
    two multiplied by three equals six
    dos (multiplicado) por tres son seis
    Example sentences
    • As the above table of calculations demonstrates, the more digits we use of the decimal expansion of 2, the more nines we get after the decimal point when we multiply the number by itself.
    • Since any number multiplied by one remains constant, the multiplicative identity is 1.
    • The objects in the two piles are counted, the two numbers are multiplied and the result is stored somewhere.
  • 2 (increase)
    Example sentences
    • Chronic dioxin exposure is believed to multiply the risk of several cancers, increase the chance of immune system disorders, and to cause liver damage.
    • He said that slower rate of growth and rapid increase of population has multiplied the woes of Northeast and halted its economic development.
    • For every point that the underlying asset increases, profit is multiplied by the customer's stake, and vice versa.

intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 (increase)
    Example sentences
    • Major people epidemics occur when a human flu virus recombines with an animal virus, an animal flu virus multiplies in man, or the existing chemicals rearrange more virulently.
    • If they choose the latter course, their stock of sheep will multiply (because of natural reproduction).
    • The bacteria then multiply rapidly and produce toxins, which result in the rapid progress of the disease.
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