multiply


multiply
multiply mul‧ti‧ply [ˈmʌltplaɪ] verb multiplied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive]
1. to increase greatly or to make something increase greatly:

• Program-length commercials are multiplying nationwide.

• This year we hope to multiply exports to about $1.7 million.

2. to add a number to itself a particular number of times:
multiply something by something

• Multiply your salary by three to get your maximum loan.

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multiply UK US /ˈmʌltɪplaɪ/ verb [I or T]
to increase a lot in number or to make something do this: »

Lawsuits against big drugs companies have multiplied in recent years.

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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.

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They learn how to add, subtract, divide, and multiply.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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