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Prefix Multi

The prefix, multi-, implies many, much or more than two.

Words with the Prefix Multi-

We created the list of words with the prefix multi- by referencing two dictionaries: Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary and Merriam-Webster’s Intermediate Dictionary. We limited these words to those most appropriate for a child in grades 5 through 8 or ages 10 through 14.

Word
Definition
multicellularconsisting of many cells (n. multicellularity)
multicoloredincluding many colors
multiculturalrelating to many diverse cultures (n. multiculturalism)
multidimensionalinvolving two or more dimensions
multifacetedhaving many aspects or sides
multifariousof many and various kinds
multiformhaving many forms, shapes or appearances
multilateral(1) having many sides (2) involving more than two nations or groups (adj. multilaterally)
multilayeredinvolving two or more levels or layers
multimediausing more than one form of communication, e.g., multimedia software that combines sound, video & text
multimillionairea person whose wealth is estimated at several million dollars
multinational(1) involving more than two nations (2) having divisions in more than two countries
multiple(1) containing more than one, e.g., multiple copies
multiple-choicehaving several answers from which one is to be chosen
multiplex(1) multiple; many (2) a system of transmitting several messages simultaneously on the same circuit or channel
multiplicationthe act or process of multiplying
multiplicity(1)the state of being multiple or various (2) a great number
multiplier(1) one that multiplies (2) a number by which another number is multiplied
multiplyto increase in number; to become more numerous
multipurposehaving more than one use
multiracialrepresenting more than one race
multistageinvolving two or more stages
multitaskingthe performance of multiple tasks at one time especially by a computer (v. multitask)
multitudea great number of things or people
multitudinousconsisting of a multitude, e.g., multitudinous question
multivitamincontaining several vitamins, known to be necessary to good health

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