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mul·ti·pli·ca·tion

multiplication

 
 
pronunciation:
muhl t plih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arithmetic operation that combines two numbers to give one number, called a product.
Four times three in multiplication means combining four groups of three to give twelve in all.
definition 2: the act or process of increasing rapidly or multiplying.
The multiplication of geese in the park is becoming a problem.
derivation: multiplicational (adj.)
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The word multiplication contains the following part:
plic, plex, ply Latin root that means fold, plait