Webster 1913 Edition
multiple, and E.
Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts.
Law of multiple proportion
the generalization that when the same elements unite in more than one proportion, forming two or more different compounds, the higher proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and oxygen unite in the proportions–
Fe3O4, in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are simple multiplies of 1. Called also the
Law of Daltonor
Dalton’s Law, from its discoverer.
a branch of advanced mathematics that treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more unlike units.–
a coalescence of many cells (as where an indefinite number of amoeboid cells flow together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved.–
Collective fruit, under
several stars in close proximity, which appear to form a single system.
A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of times without a remainder.
common multipleof two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a
common multipleof 3 and 4. The
least common multipleis the smallest number that will do this; thus, 12 is the
least common multipleof 3 and 4 (abbreviated
Webster 1828 Edition
Containing many times.