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1. Electronics US and Canadian (of a circuit) having a number of conductors in parallel
2. Maths the product of a given number or polynomial and any other one



A multiple of a natural (positive integral) number a is a natural number that is divisible by a without a remainder. Thus 156 is a multiple of 13, while 108 is not. A number n that is divisible by each of the numbers a, b, . . . ,m is called a common multiple of these numbers. Of all the common multiples of two or more numbers, one (not equal to zero) is the smallest, or least common multiple, and the others will be multiples of this number.

A number of problems in arithmetic reduce to finding the least common multiple of two or more numbers. In order to find the least common multiple of several numbers, we must first find the least common multiple of the first two numbers, then the least common multiple of that number and of the third number, and so on. If we know the greatest common divisior d of two numbers a and b, we may find their least common multiple m using the formula m =ab/d. Numbers that are multiples of 2 are called even, the other numbers being called odd.


Group of terminals arranged to make a circuit or group of circuits accessible at a number of points at any one of which connection can be made.
To connect in parallel.
(computer science)
The product of a number or quantity by an integer.
A piece of stock cut from bar for use in a forging which provides the exact length needed for a single workpiece.
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Sixty-seven-year old Deshmukh, who was on life-support while undergoing treatment for a serious liver ailment and multiple organ failure, was admitted to the hospital on August 6.
She instead recorded a narrative verdict that Mr Reidy died of multiple organ failure after consuming methadone, prescription drugs and alcohol.
Dr Peter Acland, Home Office pathologist, said cause of death was adult respiratory distress and multiple organ failure after Mr O'Toole choked on his own vomit.
Shinohara, 40, died of multiple organ failure at 7:25 a.
Based on the Company's review of more than 200 published papers, it believes that approximately 20% of patients who undergo SCT develop VOD, approximately one-third of those who develop VOD progress to multiple organ failure (Severe VOD), and approximately 80% of Severe VOD patients die within 100 days of the SCT.
Relatives of Lisa McClatchey heard how she died on November 15, 2006, from multiple organ failure caused by massive burns suffered in an attack nine days before.
He died while being treated in intensive care at King's College Hospital, London, after suffering multiple organ failure, including a brain haemorrhage.
He lost his fight for life in the early hours of February 29 and a postmortem confirmed he suffered multiple organ failure as a result of stab wounds.
All suffered multiple organ failure and had to be placed in intensive care at Northwick Park Hospital in London.
Despite intensive antimicrobial and supportive therapy, sepsis progressed into multiple organ failure with severe neuropathy.
The 73-year-old died of multiple organ failure at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire, four days later.
Pathologist Dr Krishna Gumparthy told the court she died of multiple organ failure after her lungs, liver, kidneys and muscles were damaged.

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