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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.
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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
Translations of “multiple”
in Vietnamese gồm nhiều phần, nhiều…
in Spanish múltiple…
in Thai ทวีคูณ, หลายอย่าง…
in Malaysian berbagai, beruntun…
in French multiple…
in German vielfach, Massen-……
in Chinese (Traditional) 多個的, 多種的…
in Indonesian banyak, beruntun…
in Russian множественный…
in Turkish çoklu, muhtelif, çok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多个的, 多种的…
in Polish wielokrotny, liczny, wieloraki…
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