multi-, mult-

(Latin: much, many; combining form of Latin multus "much, many"; which is related to the Greek mala, "very, very much, exceedingly")

multisensory (adjective), more multisensory, most multisensory
Relating to or involving two or more physical concepts, procedures, or methods: Watching a ballet is a multisensory experience because Cassandra enjoys both the music and the dances that are being performed.
multistage
1. Having, or characterized by, a number of definite stages in the completion of a process or action.
2. Having several sections, each of which accomplishes a given task before burnout; said especially of a rocket or ballistic missile.
multistage rocket, multiple-stage rocket
A space vehicle possessing two or more rocket units, with each successive unit firing after the stage behind it has reached burnout; at which point the latter is usually jettisoned.
multistatic radar
A radar system having several antenna lobes, each engaged in succession, thus allowing the tracking of a target without moving the antennas.
multistratal
Pertaining to vegetation composed of several horizontal layers.
multisynaptic
Denoting a physiological event or neuroanatomical pathway involving more than two neurons.
multitentacular (adjective), more multitentacular, most multitentacular
Characteristic of having numerous elongated and flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth which are used for feeding, feeling, holding on to something, or locomotion (movement); such as, the octopus, squid, and the jellyfish: The multitentacular creature that most people are aware of is the octopus which has a bilaterally symmetrical body with a head and a pair of eyes on each side and tentacles that are arranged around its mouth for consuming food.

When an octopus moves in the water from one place to another, it is the rear part of the body that goes first as its multitentacular body parts are used to propel it around.

multitrack recording
A sound recording technique that employs multiple microphones, with one or more microphones placed near each instrument or group of instruments.
multitude (s) (noun), multitudes (pl)
1. A large crowd of people or a very large number of things or people.
2. The common people generally or a large gathering of people.
3. A large indefinite number.
multitudinous
1. Very great in number; with many parts, great in number, or existing in many varieties.
2. Including many parts, items, or features; sometimes, too numerous to be counted.
multitudinously
1. Referring to being very numerous or existing in great numbers.
2. Characterized by consisting of many parts.
3. Relating to being populous; crowded.
multiuser system
A computer system that can be accessed by users at multiple terminals.
multivalent
With several meanings or values; polyvalent.
multiverse
The plurality of worlds as conceived in or projected by the mind; contrasted with universe.
multiversity (s), multiversities (pl)
a very large university with a student enrollment of many thousands, offering instruction and graduate study in many fields and often on a number of campuses.

A composition of multi- + (uni)versity.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; hyper-; opulen-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; poly-; super-; total-; ultra-; undu-.