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multiple

adjective uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.pl̩/ us    /-t̬ɪ-/
C1 very many of the same type, or of different types: The youth died of multiple burns. We made multiple copies of the report. These children have multiple (= many different) handicaps.

multiple

noun [C] uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.pl̩/ us    /-t̬ɪ-/

multiple noun [C] (NUMBER)

a number that can be divided by a smaller number an exact number of times: 18 is a multiple of 3, because 18 = 3 x 6.

multiple noun [C] (LARGE COMPANY)

a large company that has shops in many towns
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