Meaning of “multiplication” in the English Dictionary

"multiplication" in American English

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multiplicationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌmʌl·tə·plɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

mathematics the process of multiplying numbers:

Emma’s learning multiplication (= how to multiply numbers) in school.

(Definition of “multiplication” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"multiplication" in Business English

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multiplicationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən/ us

a large increase in number:

the multiplication of sth The multiplication of TV channels has inevitably led to more fragmented viewing.

the mathematical process of adding one number to another a particular number of times:

You should be able to do simple multiplication in your head.
multiplication tables

(Definition of “multiplication” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)