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 adaptation in biology, the process of change in a living thing, over time, resulting in it being better able to survive and multiply. [1/4 definitions] arithmetic the method and process of using whole numbers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. associative property in addition and multiplication, the characteristic that allows you to add or multiply a group of numbers in any order and get the same answer. For example, in multiplication, (5 x 2) x 7 is equal to (7 x 2) x 5. cube1 to multiply by itself twice. [1/5 definitions] distributive property in mathematics, a characteristic of numbers that allows you to multiply a group of numbers and get the same answer you would get if you multiplied each member of the group and then combined the answers. For example, 4 x (8 + 1 + 5) is equal to (4 x 8) + (4 x 1) + (4 x 5). quadruple to multiply or be multiplied by four. [1/2 definitions] square to multiply (a number) by itself. [1/22 definitions]