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The term multiplier may refer to:

In electrical engineering:

- Binary multiplier, a digital circuit to perform rapid multiplication of two numbers in binary representation
- Multiplication ALU, a digital circuit that multiplies two numbers in a digital system
- Analog multiplier, a device that multiplies two analog signals

In macroeconomics:

- Multiplier (economics), an effect that occurs when a change in spending causes a disproportionate change in aggregate demand.
- Money multiplier, a term that represents the maximum amount of money that the banking system generates with each dollar of excess reserves.

In warfare:

- Force multiplier, a factor that dramatically increases the combat-effectiveness of a given military force.

In mathematics:

- Lagrange multiplier, a scalar variable used in mathematics to solve an optimisation problem for a given constraint.
- multiplier (Fourier analysis), an operator that multiplies the Fourier coefficients of a function by a specified function (known as the symbol).
- multiplier of orbit
- Characteristic multiplier

In fishing:

- A multiplier fishing reel creates less friction when casting.

In clock signal:

- A CPU multiplier allows a CPU to perform more cycles per single cycle of the front side bus.

In lotteries

- The PowerPlay is a multiplier for the lower-tier prizes in the US Powerball game. In the rival Mega Millions, it exists only in Texas, and is known as the Megaplier. Some lotteries that sell Powerball also offer Hot Lotto; whose Sizzler automatically triples non-jackpot prizes.

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