Etymology
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multiplex (adj.)

"manifold, multiple, multiplicate," 1550s, from Latin multiplex "having many folds; many times as great in number; of many parts" (see multiply). As a noun, late 14c. in arithmetic, "a multiple."

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Definitions of multiplex
1
multiplex (n.)
communicates two or more signals over a common channel;
multiplex (n.)
a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building;
2
multiplex (adj.)
many and varied; having many features or forms;
the multiplex opportunities in high technology
Synonyms: manifold
multiplex (adj.)
having many parts or aspects;
the multiplex problem of drug abuse
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