multiplication
has definitions from the fields of biology,sexuality,mathematics


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[ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
Synonyms Used in print (LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)Depending_on the organism , there may be multiplication in some food or beverage products , i.e. , in milk for_example . Related terms 
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[ noun ] a multiplicative increase
Examples "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors" "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth" Related terms 
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[ noun ] (mathematics) an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
Synonyms Examples "the multiplication of four by three gives twelve" "four times three equals twelve" Related terms 
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