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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin multiplex; MULTIPLEX

multiple

1 adjective
     
mul‧ti‧ple1 [only before noun]
many, or involving many things, people, events etc:
Baxter was rushed to the hospital with multiple stab wounds.
Having multiple partners increases your risk of sexual diseases.
His new album includes multiple versions of the same songs.

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