multiple Definition

  • 1having or involving several parts, elements, or members
  • 2occurring several times; repeated
  • 3a number that can be produced by multiplying a smaller number

Using multiple: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "multiple" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The project has multiple stages.

  • Example

    She has multiple jobs to make ends meet.

  • Example

    The company suffered multiple losses this quarter.

  • Example

    The suspect had multiple aliases.

multiple Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for multiple

Phrases with multiple

  • a type of test question that provides several possible answers from which the correct one must be chosen


    The exam consisted of multiple-choice questions.

  • a chronic disease of the nervous system marked by gradual loss of myelin and scarring of the nerves


    My aunt was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year.

  • a rare mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states


    The movie 'Split' portrays a character with multiple personality disorder.

Origins of multiple

from Latin 'multiplus', meaning 'manifold'


Summary: multiple in Brief

The term 'multiple' [ˈmʌltɪpl] refers to having several parts, elements, or members, or occurring several times. It can also denote a number that is produced by multiplying a smaller number. Examples include 'The project has multiple stages' and 'The suspect had multiple aliases.' Phrases like 'multiple choice' and 'multiple sclerosis' are also common.

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