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 for multiple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parallel \Par"al*lel\, n.
     1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant
        from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
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              Who made the spider parallels design,
              Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? --Pope.
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     2. Direction conformable to that of another line,
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              Lines that from their parallel decline. --Garth.
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     3. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all
        essential points; resemblance; similarity.
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              Twixt earthly females and the moon
              All parallels exactly run.            --Swift.
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     4. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as,
        Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
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     5. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential
        particulars; a counterpart.
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              None but thyself can be thy parallel. --Pope.
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     6. (Geog.) One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the
        earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude;
        also, the corresponding line on a globe or map; as, the
        counry was divided into North and South at the 38th
        parallel.
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     7. (Mil.) One of a series of long trenches constructed before
        a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover
        for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are
        roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the
        fortress.
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     8. (Print.) A character consisting of two parallel vertical
        lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a
        similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a
        page.
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     9. (Elec.) That arrangement of an electrical system in which
        all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are
        joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to
        another conductor; -- called also multiple. Opposed to
        series.
  
     Note: Parts of a system so arranged are said to be
  
     in parallel or
  
     in multiple.
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     Limiting parallels. See under Limit, v. t.
  
     Parallel of altitude (Astron.), one of the small circles of
        the sphere, parallel to the horizon; an almucantar.
  
     Parallel of declination (Astron.), one of the small circles
        of the sphere, parallel to the equator.
  
     Parallel of latitude.
        (a) (Geog.) See def. 6. above.
        (b) (Astron.) One of the small circles of the sphere,
            parallel to the ecliptic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Multiple \Mul"ti*ple\, n. (Math.)
     A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of
     times without a remainder.
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     Note: A
  
     common multiple of two or more numbers contains each of
        them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a common
        multiple of 3 and 4. The
  
     least common multiple is the smallest number that will do
        this; thus, 12 is the least common multiple of 3 and 4
        (abbreviated LCM).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Multiple \Mul"ti*ple\, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple,
     and multiply.]
     Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of
     more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several,
     or many, parts.
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     Law of multiple proportion (Chem.), the generalization that
        when the same elements unite in more than one proportion,
        forming two or more different compounds, the higher
        proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple
        multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are
        connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and
        oxygen unite in the proportions FeO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4,
        in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are
        simple multiplies of 1. Called also the Law of Dalton or
        Dalton's Law, from its discoverer.
  
     Multiple algebra, a branch of advanced mathematics that
        treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more
        unlike units.
  
     Multiple conjugation (Biol.), a coalescence of many cells
        (as where an indefinite number of amoeboid cells flow
        together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper
        and even fertilization may have been evolved.
  
     Multiple fruits. (Bot.) See Collective fruit, under
        Collective.
  
     Multiple star (Astron.), several stars in close proximity,
        which appear to form a single system.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  multiple
      adj 1: having or involving or consisting of more than one part
             or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple
             ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his
             multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple
             personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit" [ant:
             single]
      n 1: the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple
           of 9"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "multiple":
     allotropic, billion, considerable, diversiform, ever so many,
     full many, heaped-up, heteromorphic, heteromorphous, increase,
     increased, jillion, manifold, many, metamorphic, metamorphotic,
     million, multifarious, multifold, multiform, multiphase, multiplex,
     multiplication, multiplication table, multiplied, multiplier,
     multiplying, multitudinal, multitudinous, myriad, no few,
     not a few, numerous, polymorphic, polymorphous, polynomial,
     proliferation, protean, proteiform, quite some, tables, thousand,
     very many, zillion
  
  

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