from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, having, or consisting of multiple elements or parts: "the whole complex and multiplex detail of the noble science of dinner” ( Thomas Love Peacock).
- adj. Relating to or being a system of simultaneous communication of two or more messages on the same wire or radio channel.
- n. A building, especially a movie theater or dwelling, with multiple separate units.
- intransitive v. To send messages or signals simultaneously using a multiplex system.
- transitive v. To send simultaneously using a multiplex system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Comprising several interleaved parts
- n. A building where several activities occur in multiple units concurrently
- n. A large cinema complex comprising of many (e.g. more than five, and often over ten) movie theatres
- n. throwing motion where more than one ball is thrown with one hand at the same time.
- v. To interleave several activities
- v. To combine several signals into a single signal
- v. To make a multiplex throw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Manifold; multiple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Manifold; multiple; multiplicate.
- In botany, having petals lying over one another in folds. Also multiplicate.
- n. In mathematics, a set of objects.
- To render multiplex; manifold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. many and varied; having many features or forms
- n. communicates two or more signals over a common channel
- n. a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building
- adj. having many parts or aspects
Middle English, a multiple, from Latin, various, complicated : multi-, multi- + -plex, -fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
multi- + -plex (Wiktionary)