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Definition of multiplication:

  1. An increase above the normal number of parts, especially of petals; augmentation.
  2. The act or process of multiplying, or of increasing in number; the state of being multiplied; as, the multiplication of the human species by natural generation.
  3. The art of increasing gold or silver by magic, - attributed formerly to the alchemists.
  4. The process of repeating, or adding to itself, any given number or quantity a certain number of times; commonly, the process of ascertaining by a briefer computation the result of such repeated additions; also, the rule by which the operation is performed; -- the reverse of division.

Synonyms:

augment, accumulation, correction, explosion, leap, development, swell, proliferation, breeding, accumulating, spawning, contemporaries, times, accretion, mushrooming, procreation, generation, costing, upswing, coevals, escalation, genesis, rise, spurt, reproduction, amplification, boost, surge, upturn, aggrandizement, raise, propagation, hike, upsurge, jump, buildup.

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