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to multiply

01

(mathematics) to add a number to itself a certain number of times

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to significantly increase in quantity or make something increase in this way

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have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

multiply

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in several ways; in a multiple manner

Example

To find the area of a rectangle, you multiply its length by its width.

In the expression 3 × 7, you multiply 3 by 7 to get the answer.

When you multiply 5 by 4, the result is 20.

If you have 3 apples and multiply them by 2, you'll have 6 apples in total.

Doubling a recipe means multiplying all the ingredients by 2.

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