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plic-, pli- plect-, plec-, plici-, -plex, -plexity, -plexus,

-ple, -pli, -plic, -plicat, -plicit, -plicate, -plication, -ply

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(Latin: *plicare, plecare*, to fold, bend, curve, turn, twine, twist, interweave, weave)

implied

imply

inexplicable

inexplicably

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multiple (

**adjective**), more multiple, most multiple
1. Involving or including several things, people, or parts: There are
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*multiple*parts that belong in a car if it is to function properly.Life is full of *multiple* experiences, situations, and choices; both good and bad.

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multiplex

1. A large movie theater complex that has several separate units with screens.

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.

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.

multiplicand

A number that is multiplied by another number (the multiplier).

multiplication

1. A mathematical operation, symbolized by "x", that for integers is equivalent to adding a number to itself a particular number of times: "Three times (x) three equals nine (3 x 3= 9)."

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. 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.

multiplicative

1. Tending to multiply or capable of multiplying or increasing.

2. Having to do with multiplication.

2. Having to do with multiplication.

multiplicity

1. A considerable number or variety.

2. The state of being multiple or varied.

2. The state of being multiple or varied.

multiplier

1. Someone, or something, that multiplies or increases.

2. The multiplying number or the number by which another number multiplicand is multiplied; for example, the number 5 is the multiplier in the numerical composition 5 x 6 = 30; in 8 × 32, the multiplier is 8.

3. A device, such as a phototube, used to enhance or increase an effect.

2. The multiplying number or the number by which another number multiplicand is multiplied; for example, the number 5 is the multiplier in the numerical composition 5 x 6 = 30; in 8 × 32, the multiplier is 8.

3. A device, such as a phototube, used to enhance or increase an effect.

multiply

1. To perform the mathematical operation of multiplication.

2. To increase or make something increase by a considerable number, amount, or degree.

3. To increase in number by breeding.

2. To increase or make something increase by a considerable number, amount, or degree.

3. To increase in number by breeding.

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perplex (

**verb**), perplexes; perplexed; perplexing
1. To confuse or to upset someone very much with doubt or uncertainty: Willie was

2. To make something complicated and intricate: Mary had serious depressions which were

*perplexing*his mother very much because he refused to take a shower after working out and having such strong body orders.2. To make something complicated and intricate: Mary had serious depressions which were

*perplexing*her regular physician and so he strongly urged her to see a psychiatrist who has had experience treating patients with such conditions.