1. generation, multiplication, propagation, reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life

usage: the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

2. multiplication, increase, increment, growth

usage: a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"

3. multiplication, times, arithmetic operation

usage: an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed; "the multiplication of four by three gives twelve"; "four times three equals twelve"

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