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Definition of "multiplicity" []

  • The state of being various or manifold: the multiplicity of architectural styles on that street. (noun)
  • A large number: a multiplicity of ideas. (noun)

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 "multiplicity" in a sentence
  • "It gives us almost everything the imagination craves – irony, heroism, vastness, unity in multiplicity, and a tragic close."
  • "When your personal multiplicity is printed on your face, in an almost too obviously thematic manner, in your DNA, in your hair and in the neither this nor that beige of your skin — well, anyone can see you come from Dream City."
  • "This exaggeration of the function of education expressed by the word multiplicity deserves a little consideration, for it would appear that our educationists overlook the fact that the organism with which they have to deal is going through the most critical period of its existence."