multiplier multiplier  /ˈməl tə ˌplaɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied

Usage(s):

  1. He's the thinking man's slacker, but his prose is a force multiplierlucid, honest and unhampered by neurotic self-loathing.
  2. The multiplier effect works like this: while 4.
  3. By contrast, government purchases stimulate growth much more quickly and have a higher multiplier, raising GDP by $1.

News

  1. Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs

    crookedvulture writes "With its Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, Intel allowed standard Core i5 and i7 CPUs to be overclocked by up to 400MHz using Turbo multipliers. Reaching for higher speeds required pricier K-series chips, but everyone got access to a little "free" clock headroom. Haswell isn't quite so accommodating. Intel has disabled limited multiplier control for non-K CPUs ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. CSX Touts Ohio Railyard in Intermodal Push

    Class 1 railroads are making a big push to convert over-the-road freight to intermodal, and for CSX Intermodal, its 2-year-old Northwest Ohio hub is proving to be a force multiplier in that strategy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

Quotes

  1. "The truth is that a dollar of capital in a bank can actually result in eight or 10 dollars of loans to families and businesses," Obama said, referring to "a multiplier effect that can ultimately lead to a faster pace of economic growth."
    on Apr 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  2. "Investing in women and girls has a multiplier effect on productivity, efficiency and sustained economic growth," the leaders added.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Media Newswire (press release)

  3. "Climate change is best viewed as a threat multiplier which exacerbates existing trends, tensions and instability," Solana and Ferrero-Waldner say. "The core challenge is that climate change threatens to overburden states and regions which...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Benita Ferrero-Waldner Source: guardian.co.uk

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