from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A number that is an exact divisor of another number.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A number which divides another without a remainder, or is an aliquot part of it: thus, 7 is a submultiple of 56.
  • Noting a number or quantity which is exactly contained in another number or quantity an exact number of times: as, a submultiple number.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Math.) A number or quality which is contained in another an exact number of times, or is an aliquot part of it; thus, 7 is the submultiple of 56, being contained in it eight times.
  • adjective (Math.) Of or pertaining to a submultiple; being a submultiple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mathematics An integer that is an exact divisor of another


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  • (quantity) dividing into another exactly.

    May 16, 2008