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multiple

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

Multiple

 

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.

multiple

[′məl·tə·pəl]
(electricity)
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)
(mathematics)
The product of a number or quantity by an integer.
(metallurgy)
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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Frequent multiple infections and high parasite intensities are predicted to lead to increased levels of virulence, because within-host competition of parasite mutants favors higher host exploitation rates (Axelrod and Hamilton 1981; Levin and Pimentel 1981; Bremermann and Pickering 1983; Herre 1993; Bonhoeffer and Nowak 1994a,b; Nowak and May 1994; Herre 1995; van Baalen and Sabelis 1995a,b; Frank 1996).
Owing to high prevalence of multiple infections among people living in Afghanistan, it seems that a mass deworming campaign with a singledose chemotherapy may prove ineffective in eradicating intestinal parasites in the local population.
Half of the infected individuals were found with one species of parasite, while the other half were found multiple infections.
HPV 16 was detected in 242 samples, HPV 18 in 45 samples, and other HR-HPV (pool of 12 genotypes) in 631 samples, either as single or multiple infections combined (Table 2).
For women with a history of multiple infections, the risk was reduced by 47 percent.
The true occurrence of HPV and multiple infections may be represented by PCR with general primers, broad spectrum primers (minor extent) and consensus primers [7].
The RSCPA inspector took the dog to a vet, but due to its low heart rate, lack of mental response and multiple infections, the vet put the dog to sleep immediately.
He also suffers from bronchiectasis and has battled multiple infections.
Genetic complexity and multiple infections with more Parvovirus species in naturally infected cats.
The number of adults with one or more infections, however, is less than the sum of the four infections as some individuals will have had multiple infections.
Common cold infections are so widespread that there can be very few humans who escape infection each year and most will suffer multiple infections.
But IOC spokesman Jack McGouran denied something in the Irish camp that led to the multiple infections.

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