Pronunciation: (mul'tu-pul),[key] —adj. 1. consisting of, having, or involving several or many individuals, parts, elements, relations, etc.; manifold.
2. Elect. a. (of circuits) arranged in parallel.
b. (of a circuit or circuits) having a number of points at which connection can be made.
3. Bot.(of a fruit) collective.
—n. 1. Math.a number that contains another number an integral number of times without a remainder: 12 is a multiple of 3. 2. Elect.a group of terminals arranged to make a circuit or group of circuits accessible at a number of points at any one of which connection can be made.