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"multiply" in British English

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multiplyverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.plaɪ/  us   /ˈmʌl.tə.plaɪ/
multiplication
noun [U] uk   /ˌmʌl.tɪ.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmʌl.tə.pləˈkeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of multiply from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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multiplyverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmʌl·təˌplɑɪ/
  • multiply verb [I/T] (calculate)

mathematics to add a number to itself a particular number of times: [T] If you multiply 7 by 15 you get 105.
  • multiply verb [I/T] (INCREASE)

to increase greatly in number: [I] The viruses multiply within the body.
(Definition of multiply from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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multiplyverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈmʌltɪplaɪ/
to increase a lot in number or to make something do this: Lawsuits against big drugs companies have multiplied in recent years. According to Peruvian authorities, chemical fertilizers are multiplying coca leaf production by up to 1,000% per hectare.
if you multiply a number, you add another number to it a particular number of times: multiply sth by 6/50/120, etc. Multiply your income by 3 to get a rough idea of what size of mortgage you can apply for.be multiplied by 6/50/120, etc. The total figure must be multiplied by 75% to produce the amount paid out to investors. They learn how to add, subtract, divide, and multiply.
(Definition of multiply from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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