collective, manifold, many, multitudinous, numerous, several, sundry, various
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multiple ( multiples plural )
1 adj You use multiple to describe things that consist of many parts, involve many people, or have many uses.
usu ADJ n
He died of multiple injuries..., The most common multiple births are twins, two babies born at the same time.
2 n-count If one number is a multiple of a smaller number, it can be exactly divided by that smaller number.
N of n
Their numerical system, derived from the Babylonians, was based on multiples of the number six.
3 n-count A multiple or a multiple store is a shop with a lot of branches in different towns. (BRIT) It made it almost impossible for the smaller retailer to compete against the multiples.
multiple choice , multiple-choice
In a multiple choice test or question, you have to choose the answer that you think is right from several possible answers that are listed on the question paper. adj usu ADJ n
Multiple sclerosis is a serious disease of the nervous system, which gradually makes a person weaker, and sometimes affects their sight or speech. The abbreviation MS is also used. n-uncount
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