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NOUN (1)

1. the product of a quantity by an integer;
- Example: "36 is a multiple of 9"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;
- Example: "multiple birth"
- Example: "multiple ownership"
- Example: "made multiple copies of the speech"
- Example: "his multiple achievements in public life"
- Example: "her multiple personalities"
- Example: "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parallel \Par"al*lel\, n. 1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. [1913 Webster] Who made the spider parallels design, Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Direction conformable to that of another line, [1913 Webster] Lines that from their parallel decline. --Garth. [1913 Webster] 3. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity. [1913 Webster] Twixt earthly females and the moon All parallels exactly run. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart. [1913 Webster] None but thyself can be thy parallel. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 6. (Geog.) One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map; as, the counry was divided into North and South at the 38th parallel. [1913 Webster +PJC] 7. (Mil.) One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress. [1913 Webster] 8. (Print.) A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page. [1913 Webster] 9. (Elec.) That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; -- called also multiple. Opposed to series. Note: Parts of a system so arranged are said to be in parallel or in multiple. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Limiting parallels. See under Limit, v. t. Parallel of altitude (Astron.), one of the small circles of the sphere, parallel to the horizon; an almucantar. Parallel of declination (Astron.), one of the small circles of the sphere, parallel to the equator. Parallel of latitude. (a) (Geog.) See def. 6. above. (b) (Astron.) One of the small circles of the sphere, parallel to the ecliptic. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Multiple \Mul"ti*ple\, n. (Math.) A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of times without a remainder. [1913 Webster] Note: A common multiple of two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a common multiple of 3 and 4. The least common multiple is the smallest number that will do this; thus, 12 is the least common multiple of 3 and 4 (abbreviated LCM). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Multiple \Mul"ti*ple\, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] Law of multiple proportion (Chem.), the generalization that when the same elements unite in more than one proportion, forming two or more different compounds, the higher proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and oxygen unite in the proportions FeO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are simple multiplies of 1. Called also the Law of Dalton or Dalton's Law, from its discoverer. Multiple algebra, a branch of advanced mathematics that treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more unlike units. Multiple conjugation (Biol.), a coalescence of many cells (as where an indefinite number of amoeboid cells flow together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved. Multiple fruits. (Bot.) See Collective fruit, under Collective. Multiple star (Astron.), several stars in close proximity, which appear to form a single system. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

multiple adj 1: having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit" [ant: single] n 1: the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple of 9"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "multiple": allotropic, billion, considerable, diversiform, ever so many, full many, heaped-up, heteromorphic, heteromorphous, increase, increased, jillion, manifold, many, metamorphic, metamorphotic, million, multifarious, multifold, multiform, multiphase, multiplex, multiplication, multiplication table, multiplied, multiplier, multiplying, multitudinal, multitudinous, myriad, no few, not a few, numerous, polymorphic, polymorphous, polynomial, proliferation, protean, proteiform, quite some, tables, thousand, very many, zillion