Translation of "multiply" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈmʌl·tɪ·plaɪ/ us /ˈmʌl·təˌplɑɪ/ present participle multiplying, past tense and past participle multiplied

to add one number to itself a particular number of times

3 multiplied by 6 equals 18.
Multiply the recipe by three.

(Translation of “multiply” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈmaltiplai/ (past tense, past participle multiplied)

to add a number to itself a given number of times and find the total

4 + 4 + 4 or 4 multiplied by 3 or 4  3 = 12.

to (cause to) increase in number, especially by breeding

Rabbits multiply very rapidly.
multiplication /-pli-/ noun

the act of multiplying numbers

(also adjective) a multiplication sum.
multiple-choice /ˈmaltipəlˈtʃois/ adjective

(of a question) showing several possible answers from which you have to choose the correct one

elección múltiple
a multiple-choice examination/test.
multiple sclerosis /ˈmaltipəl skliəˈrousis/ noun (abbreviation MS)

(medical) a serious disease of the nervous system that gradually makes it difficult for someone to move, speak, or see

esclerosis múltiple
She suffers from multiple sclerosis.

(Translation of “multiply” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)