(Latin: much, many; combining form of Latin multus "much, many"; which is related to the Greek mala, "very, very much, exceedingly")
2. A chronic illness caused by lesions in the white matter of the central nervous system that degenerate the myelin sheath (insulating layer surrounding vertebrate peripheral neurons), marked by a lack of muscle coordination, muscle weakness, speech problems, and abnormal neurological sensations which include: numbness, tingling, burning, prickling, and hyperesthesia (increased sensitivity), and visual impairments.
The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues as if they were foreign or not supposed to be there.
The symptoms of multiple scleroses vary, depending on which nerves of the brain and spinal cord lose their protective covers.
2. The simultaneous transmission of two or more signals along one communications channel.
3. A description of a communications system that can send several messages (signals) over one transmission path at the same time.
In cartography, it refers to a device that projects aerial photographs onto a surface in three dimensions; used to produce topographic maps.
Each antenna scans the field in a preset order. This reduces the number of readers needed to cover a given area; such as, a dock door, and prevents the antennas from interfering with one another.
2. A mathematical operation equivalent to multiplication extended to expressions; such as, functions or matrices that are not numbers.
3. A marked increase in number or amount: "There was a multiplication of claims made by people who lost their homes as a result of the hurricane."
4. The act or process of reproduction in animals, plants, people, etc.
2. Having to do with multiplication.
2. The state of being multiple or varied.