*[disambiguation]* Multiplication is an elementary mathematical operation. Multiplication or multiply may also refer to: ...

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Multiplication is when a number can be added to itself a number of times. Multiplication is sometimes called repeated addition.

Example: 2 multiplied by 10 equals 20. (2 x 10 = 20)

See also: multiply

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*n]* - a multiplicative increase 2. [n] - an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division

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Symbol : In arithmetic, multiplication of one number, a, by another, b, consists of adding a to itself b times. This kind of multiplication is commutative, i.e. . The identity element for arithmetic multiplication is 1, i.e. multiplication by 1 produces no change. In a series of multiplications the order in which they are carried out makes no diff

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**Mul`ti·pli·ca'tion** * noun* [ Latin

* multiplicatio* : confer French

* multiplication* . See

__ Multiply__ .]

** 1.** 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.

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1. 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 increase and multiplication of the world.' (Thackeray) ... 2. <mathematics> The process of repeating, or adding to itself, any given number or quantity a certain number of tim

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times *noun* an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed; `the multiplication of four by three gives twelve`; `four times three equals twelve`

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*noun* a multiplicative increase; `repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors`; `this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth`

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• (n.) 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. • (n.) The art of increasing gold or silver by magic, -- attributed formerly to the alchemists. • (n.) An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of peta

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(from the article `arithmetic`) ...that a repeated sum such as 5 + 5 + 5 is independent of the way in which the summands are grouped; it can be written 3 5. Thus, a second binary ... ...many systems, such as the real or complex numbers, there are other systems, such as the system of matrices o...

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*[music]* The mathematical operations of multiplication have several applications to music. Other than its application to the frequency ratios of intervals (e.g., Just intonation, and the twelfth root of two in equal temperament), it has been used in other ways for twelve-tone technique, and musical set theory. Additionally ring modulation is

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*[alchemy]* Multiplication is the process in Western alchemy used to increase the potency of the philosopher`s stone, elixir or projection powder. It occurs near the end of the magnum opus in order to increase the gains in the subsequent projection. George Ripley gives the following definition of multiplication: Augmentation it is of the Elix

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Multiplication (often denoted by the cross symbol "×") is the mathematical operation of scaling one number by another. It is one of the four basic operations in elementary arithmetic (the others being addition, subtraction and division). Here 3 and 4 are the "factors" and 12 is the "product". Multiplication of rational numbers (fractions) a...

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The operation that, for positive integers, consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a certain number of times. The operation is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicational properties of positive integers.

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multiplication, fundamental operation in arithmetic and algebra. Multiplication by a whole number can be interpreted as successive addition. For example, a number N multiplied by 3 is N + N + N. In general, multiplying positive numbers N and M gives the area of the rectangle with sides N and M. The ...

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One of the four basic operations of arithmetic, usually written in the form

*a* ×

*b* or

*ab*, and involving repeated addition in the sense that

*a* is added to itself

*b* times. Multiplication obeys the associative law (for example,

*a* ×...

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