Definition of multiple adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌltɪpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌltɪpl//
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[only before noun] many in number; involving many different people or things multiple copies of documents a multiple entry visa to suffer multiple injuries (= in many different places in the body) a multiple birth (= several babies born to a mother at one time) a multiple pile-up (= a crash involving many vehicles) a house in multiple ownership/occupancy (= owned/occupied by several different people or families) Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, from late Latin multiplus, alteration of Latin multiplex ‘multiple’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: multiple