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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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In our study, HPV detection rate for patients that reported tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs consumption was 85.4% (35/41), and 22.8% of them were multiple infections by HPV-6/11 and HPV-18.
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).
Larval trematodes parasitizing Lymnaea stagnalis appressa Say in Ontario with emphasis on multiple infections. Canadian Journal of Zoology 41:937-941.
The frequency of multiple infections (31,4%) in all ages was significantly higher than single infection (45,2%) (Z = 5,069, P < 0,0001, 95% CI 0,2647-0,3636).
(24) HPV-positive samples with either set of primers were typified by means of a linear array HPV genotyping test (Roche, Branchburg, NJ, USA) and classified as single or multiple infections.
Convincingly, good hygiene care can help prevent multiple infections while early initiation of breast feeding within the first hour can particularly help prevent deaths.
It is pertinent to mention here that good hygiene can help prevent multiple infections while initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of birth can particularly help prevent deaths.
Seventy seven (7.39%) of the participants were infected with single parasite and one hundred forty four (13.8%) with multiple infections.
This is due to repeated episodes of diarrhoea, multiple infections as well as genetic predispositions which collectively aggravate the situation.
The company's lead program is in late preclinical development; its chemistry platform has the potential to be used to develop therapeutics to treat multiple infections conditions.
People who have neutropenia are at high risk for multiple infections. In infants and toddlers with neutropenia, those infections often affect the ears, mouth, lungs, sinuses, throat and urinary tract.
"He's had multiple infections, had to go on dialysis and had ventilator-acquired pneumonia along with acute respiratory disease syndrome.

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