multiple

Definition

A ratio, usually greater than 1. Sometimes used to mean price/earnings ratio.

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The bad winter storm resulted in a statewide power outage and multiple car accidents of varying severity scattered throughout the city.

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It makes financial sense to invest in a mutual fund which taps into stocks for multiple companies to diversify your risk rather than depend on a single company stock.

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The homeowner thought that one moving truck would be sufficient in hauling all of his furniture, but on the day of the move it became apparent that his large collection of antique dressers would require multiple moving trucks.

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