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Webster 1913 Edition


Multiplicity

Mulˊti-plic′ity

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
multiplicité
.]
The quality of being multiple, manifold, or various; a state of being many; a multitude;
as, a
multiplicity
of thoughts or objects
.
“A multiplicity of goods.”
South.

Webster 1828 Edition


Multiplicity

MULTIPLIC'ITY

,
Noun.
[L. multiplex.]
1.
A state of being many; as a multiplicity of thoughts or objects.
2.
Many of the same kind. The pagans of antiquity had a multiplicity of deities.

Definition 2022


multiplicity

multiplicity

English

Noun

multiplicity (plural multiplicities)

  1. The state of being made of multiple diverse elements.
  2. (mathematics) The number of values for which a given condition holds.
  3. A large indeterminate number.
    • Bishop Pearson
      The coronary thorns did not only express the scorn of the imposers by that figure into which they were contrived, but did also pierce his tender and sacred temples to a multiplicity of pains, by their numerous acuminations.
  4. (software engineering, UML) The number of instances that can occur on a given end of a relationship, including 0..1, 1, 0..* or *, and 1..*.

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