Definitions of multiplicity

  1. a large number Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the property of being multiple Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Great number. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The condition of being manifold or various. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The state of being many or manifold; many of the same kind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Many of the same kind; the state of being manifold or various; a great or large number. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for multiplicity

  1. Suddenly she turned her eyes to the two arched windows at the end of the room; but the smallness of their panes and the multiplicity of the leaden lines did not allow her to see the sky and judge if the world were coming to an end, as certain monks, eager for donations, affirmed. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  2. But this is only to affirm that every object is linked on to every other object by a multiplicity of relations- that each part is woven into the texture of a larger whole in a universe of interpenetrations. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer