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"multiple" in British English

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multipleadjective

uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.pəl/ us   /ˈmʌl.tə.pəl/
C1 very many of the same type, or of different types: The young man died of multiple burns. We made multiple copies of the report. These children have multiple (= many different) handicaps.

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multiplenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.pəl/ us   /ˈmʌl.tə.pəl/
(Definition of multiple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"multiple" in American English

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multipleadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈmʌl·tə·pəl/
consisting of or involving many things or types of things: Make multiple copies of the report.

multiplenoun [C]

us   /ˈmʌl·tə·pəl/
  • multiple noun [C] (NUMBER)

mathematics a number that results from multiplying one number by another when at least one of them is a whole number (= a number with no part of a number after it): 18 is a multiple of 3, because 6×3=18.
(Definition of multiple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"multiple" in Business English

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multipleadjective

uk   /ˈmʌltɪpl/ us  
involving many different people or things, or many different types of people or things : The company has grown through acquisition and now produces multiple brands for multiple markets. Our produce is shipped from multiple locations around the country.

multiplenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmʌltɪpl/ us  
STOCK MARKET the current price of one of a company's shares divided by the amount of profit related to it that the company makes in a year. Multiples are used to compare the prices of different shares: In valuation terms, the 38% share price appreciation since May has pushed the firm's multiple to record high levels. a forward/price earnings multiple
UK also multiple store COMMERCE one of many stores with the same name that are all owned by the same company: Supermarket multiples continue to dominate sales.
a number that is the result of multiplying one number by another: a multiple of sth Many people have borrowed huge multiples of their salary in order to buy a home.
in multiples of 5/100/1000, etc.
something that is sold, paid for, etc. in multiples of 5/100/1000, etc. is sold or paid for at one time by that amount: Savers can put between £20 and £400 a month into a Yearly Plan with instalments in multiples of £5.
(Definition of multiple from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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