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multiplication

 
Noun multiplication has 3 senses
  1. multiplication, times - 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"
    --1 is a kind of arithmetic operation
    Derived forms: verb multiply1, verb multiply2
  2. generation, multiplication, propagation - the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    --2 is a kind of reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life
    --2 has particulars: biogenesis, biogeny
    Derived forms: verb multiply4, verb multiply3
  3. multiplication - a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
    --3 is a kind of
    increase, increment, growth
    --3 has particulars: doubling; quadrupling; quintupling; tripling
    Derived form: verb multiply2
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