Translation of multiply in Spanish:

multiply

multiplicar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈməltəˌplaɪ//ˈmʌltɪplʌɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Mathematics
    multiplicar
    to multiply sth (by sth) multiplicar algo (por algo)
    • two multiplied by three equals six dos (multiplicado) por tres son seis
    • To find the probability that both people have this birthday, we have to multiply their separate probabilities.
    • Hint: multiply your number by 5 and see if it is near a number in the Lucas series.
    • He described a computational trick for multiplying a number by 11.
    • Imaginary numbers are real numbers multiplied by i.
    • My head tells me that I am teaching an inaccurate mathematical concept when I tell children that the quick way to multiply a whole number by 10 is to add a zero to the right-hand end.
    • Since any number multiplied by one remains constant, the multiplicative identity is 1.
    • Let's see how a mathematician might understand what's going on when a negative number is multiplied by a negative number.
    • He made a mechanical device, Gunter's scale, to multiply numbers based on the logs using a single scale and a pair of dividers.
    • One of them is the canonical method: we multiply the numbers mentioned that divide the number sought by each other; we add one to the product; this is the number sought.
    • If you multiplied this number out, you would have a number 1,791,864 digits long.
    • Multiplication problems at the advanced level required multiplying a three-digit number by a one- or two-digit number.
    • Also, Alice knows the quick method of multiplying a number by eleven.
    • As the above table of calculations demonstrates, the more digits we use of the decimal expansion of 2, the more nines we get after the decimal point when we multiply the number by itself.
    • The way most people learn to multiply large numbers looks something like this.
    • It is very easy to multiply two numbers and get a result, but it is hard to take a result and get back the two numbers.
    • The number of initial ovules (number of ovules at anthesis) from the fruits was estimated by multiplying the number of carpels by two, because each carpel always has two ovules.
    • Play games with your child: throw two dice and multiply the numbers, then move on to multiplying the sum of two throws by the sum of two throws.
    • The ratio is multiplied then by 100 to convert to percent.
    • He correctly states that: -… a number multiplied by zero is zero, and a number remains the same when zero is subtracted from it.
    • The objects in the two piles are counted, the two numbers are multiplied and the result is stored somewhere.
  • 2

    (increase)
    (chances/risk/benefits) multiplicar
    • An index dominated by frothy sunrise industries multiplies the risk of investing for us all.
    • He said that slower rate of growth and rapid increase of population has multiplied the woes of Northeast and halted its economic development.
    • For every point that the underlying asset increases, profit is multiplied by the customer's stake, and vice versa.
    • It's important because it multiplies the risks of a stroke or heart attack up to four times.
    • There is no question that the dead trees greatly multiplied the speed and intensity of the San Bernardino fires.
    • For patients who do not speak or understand the native tongue, the problems are multiplied tenfold.
    • Their troubles were multiplied by the fact they had been given no more information than the passengers.
    • The chance of preventing a coronary event is the absolute risk multiplied by the relative risk reduction, but the question is whether the relative risk reduction is equal in patients of all ages.
    • Now multiply their problems tenfold and one gets the idea of what a national health care system would be like in the United States with a population of 300 million people.
    • As this bravest and most honest of golfers made his way up the last fairway on the final day, he was greeted by applause that, had it been multiplied ten-fold, might have qualified as lukewarm.
    • I am one of those increasingly multiplying long-haired adolescent boys!
    • Psychological distress, for example, multiplies the risk of stroke by 1.5 times.
    • Chronic dioxin exposure is believed to multiply the risk of several cancers, increase the chance of immune system disorders, and to cause liver damage.
    • Few institutions were closed, however, as a program of increasing classification of prisoners multiplied the accommodation required.
    • It also greatly multiplies prospects for broad adoption, which is one of the most meaningful, quantifiable measures of success.
    • Wrought iron greatly multiplied the possibilities of tension: much wider roof spans than those offered by timber alone were now possible.
    • We will need to multiply treatment tenfold - to the same level that we see in countries like Sweden.
    • If a second engine is lost, the airplane will still fly, but the problem of increased fuel burn is multiplied.
    • With optical component prices being cut in half every nine months, it is becoming increasingly affordable to light hundreds of fibers in each bundle, which greatly multiplies available bandwidth.
    • When combined with high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, smoking multiplies the risk of having a heart attack.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    Mathematics
    multiplicar
  • 2

    • 2.1(increase)

      (chances/problems) multiplicarse

    • 2.2

      (animals/organisms) multiplicarse
      • As the cats multiplied, the rats and mice were eradicated and this led to a problem of cat over-population.
      • Within a few months a handful of mice and rats had multiplied into 60 mice and 12 rats and started to overrun their owner's house at Westhoughton.
      • If they choose the latter course, their stock of sheep will multiply (because of natural reproduction).
      • Major people epidemics occur when a human flu virus recombines with an animal virus, an animal flu virus multiplies in man, or the existing chemicals rearrange more virulently.
      • Species may multiply but they will tend to do so at the expense of other species.
      • The goats multiply by themselves - the project runs along the lines that when your goat has a kid, you give it to your neighbour.
      • When cooked rice is left in less than ideal conditions for four or five hours or overnight, spores are released and the bacteria multiply dangerously.
      • Bacteria and some viruses multiply and mutate rapidly, and can evolve much more quickly than we can develop new drugs to fight them.
      • All of these produce toxins as the bacteria multiply in the intestines after the food has been eaten.
      • As the amount of farmed fish multiplies, the wild salmon stock has gone into freefall.
      • With a single worm capable of laying 900 eggs a year, his worms began multiplying exponentially.
      • And with litters of ten or more per healthy sow, the animals could multiply rapidly.
      • Because fleas multiply rapidly, treating fleas involves removing them form the animal's environment as well as its skin and hair.
      • In one year, two rats can produce as many as one thousand offspring and in eight months a group of twenty mice can multiply to two thousand.
      • Still the insects multiplied, and spread out all over the park.
      • The bacteria then multiply rapidly and produce toxins, which result in the rapid progress of the disease.
      • Once the spores gain entry to the airways and lungs, the bacteria multiply rapidly, producing anthrax toxin in lethal quantities.
      • In fact, if the individual continues to take the drug, the resistant virus will only multiply faster.
      • During the same period fallow deer numbers multiplied from a dozen or so to over 250.
      • Coccolithophores are single-celled organisms which multiply rapidly near the surface, shedding tiny calcium-rich scales.