multiplication

[ muhl-tuh-pli-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF multiplication
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In other words, animals increase not by addition but by multiplication.

He tried to say his prayers, but could only remember the multiplication table.

There is 'The Raven,' the first primer, the multiplication table.

His brothers were incapable even of the multiplication table.

"Lily's been doing the multiplication table," cried Rosalie.

It was a multiplication of effort but we generally got the prints.

Miss Pinshon desired me now to repeat the multiplication table.

I thought she might have let so much sweetness as that come into the multiplication table.

You must learn the multiplication table before you can be an astronomer.

I, on the other hand, am trying my hand at the art of multiplication.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French multiplicacion (12c.) "multiplication, duplication; multiplicity, diversity," from Latin multiplicationem (nominative multiplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of multiplicare (see multiply). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c.

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