Definition of multiplication in English:


Syllabification: mul·ti·pli·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌməltəpliˈkāSHən


  • 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
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 Mathematics The process of combining matrices, vectors, or other quantities under specific rules to obtain their product.
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    • 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.


late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin multiplicatio(n-), from multiplicare (see multiply1).

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