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Definition of "multiplicative" [mul•ti•pli•ca•tive]

  • Tending to multiply or capable of multiplying or increasing. (adjective)
  • Having to do with multiplication. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "multiplicative" in a sentence
  • "If you have an intuitive grasp on the notion that risk is determined by the product (as in multiplicative) of the likelihood of something going wrong and the consequences should something go wrong, and you are able to honestly evaluate both, then your behavior might be tempered, somewhat, compared to the likes of Souder."
  • "We call the multiplicative factor in equation (4) the factor of underestimation,"
  • "Under this model, the responses to ITD and ILD in ICcl are only approximately multiplicative, which is consistent with the data"
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