From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmultiplicationmul‧ti‧pli‧ca‧tion /ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] 1 HMa method of calculating in which you add a number to itself a particular number of times → division2 formalINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large increase in the size, amount, or number of something a multiplication of the number of forms to fill out

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multiplication• A2 and M2 are the associative laws of addition and multiplication respectively.• It did not prevent infection; it only checked the later multiplication of the parasite after infection had taken place.• How can viruses induce cells to enter the cycle of rapid multiplication that then leads on to the development of a tumour?• This same tenfold multiplication factor is found in the figures of the Levites in the book of Numbers.• We entered school with no idea about what a drag the multiplication tables were.• The drug slows the multiplication of cancer cells.• In some places the desert spreads, with multiplication of some of its sections; while elsewhere it retreats.