from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that multiplies: This old house is a multiplier of expenses.
- n. Mathematics The number by which another number is multiplied. In 8 × 32, the multiplier is 8.
- n. Physics A device, such as a phototube, used to enhance or increase an effect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A number by which another (the multiplicand) is to be multiplied.
- n. An adjective indicating the number of times something is to be multiplied.
- n. A ratio used to estimate total economic effect for a variety of economic activities.
- n. Any of several devices used to enhance a signal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, multiplies or increases number.
- n. The number by which another number (the multiplicand) is multiplied. See the Note under Multiplication.
- n. An instrument for multiplying or increasing by repetition or accumulation the intensity of a force or action, as heat or electricity. It is particularly used to render such a force or action appreciable or measurable when feeble. See Thermomultiplier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which multiplies or increases in number.
- n. An alchemist.
- n. The number in the arithmetical process of multiplication by which another is multiplied. Also multiplicator.
- n. A flat coil of conducting wire used as the coil of a galvanoscope. The tendency to deflection is proportional nearly to the number of coils.
- n. An arithmometer for performing calculations in multiplication.
- n. A multiplying-reel; an attachment to an anglers' reel which gathers in the slack with multiplied speed at each revolution of the crank. See reel.
- n. See the adjectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied
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There are good options such as increases in food stamps, and infrastructure spending, for which the multiplier is around 1. 6-1.8.
"Having a downsize in employment in a sector that pays very well is not welcome news," Mr. DiNapoli said, citing what he called the "multiplier effect," whereby each lost Wall Street job results in two additional lost jobs in other sectors in the city.
"This group has what we call a multiplier effect," Harold said.
If the rules are tailored in such a way as to ensure that a greater percentage goes back to the primary producer then it filters through the local economy through what they call a multiplier effect.
But if you want to jump from that fact to imputing the view to Romer that the fiscal spending multiplier is small or smaller than the tax multiplier, you would be wrong to do so.
The 0.8 multiplier is probably the result of diminishing returns.
The multiplier is probably a lot less than 1.5 (even for a prototypical plan) but probably more than 0.
This in turn will have an impact on a few hundred thousand people, showing a clear long-term multiplier effect... and that is our goal.
Or, as I put it, “people will save a large portion of that money rather than spend it, so the multiplier is low.”
But not just because smart students would go on to do well anyway: grouping a lot of smart students together also produces a certain multiplier effect, where they learn from each other, form connections, run high-quality student publications, etc.
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