Multiplier


Multiplier
Multiplier Mul"ti*pli`er, n. [Cf. F. multiplier. Cf. {Multiplicator}.] 1. One who, or that which, multiplies or increases number. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) The number by which another number (the multiplicand) is multiplied. See the Note under {Multiplication}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Physics) An instrument for multiplying or increasing by repetition or accumulation the intensity of a force or action, as heat or electricity. It is particularly used to render such a force or action appreciable or measurable when feeble. See {Thermomultiplier}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.