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"multiple" in British English

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multipleadjective

uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.pl̩/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
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.pl̩/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/

multiple noun [C] (NUMBER)

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

multiple noun [C] (LARGE COMPANY)

a ​largecompany that has ​shops in many ​towns
(Definition of multiple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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multipleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmʌl·tə·pəl/

multiple adjective [not gradable] (MANY)

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   us   /ˈmʌltɪpl/
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   us   /ˈmʌltɪpl/
STOCK MARKET the ​currentprice of one of a company's ​sharesdivided by the ​amount of ​profitrelated to it that the ​company makes in a ​year. Multiples are used to compare the ​prices of different ​shares: In ​valuationterms, the 38% ​sharepriceappreciation since May has ​pushed the firm's multiple to ​record high ​levels. a forward/​priceearnings 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 ​dominatesales.
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)
Translations of “multiple”
in Spanish múltiple…
in Vietnamese gồm nhiều phần, nhiều…
in Malaysian berbagai, beruntun…
in Thai ทวีคูณ, หลายอย่าง…
in French multiple…
in German vielfach, Massen-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 多个的, 多种的…
in Turkish çoklu, muhtelif, çok…
in Russian множественный…
in Indonesian banyak, beruntun…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多個的, 多種的…
in Polish wielokrotny, liczny, wieloraki…
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