Definition:Multiply Perfect Number/Linguistic Note

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Linguistic Note on Multiply Perfect Number

Note that the word multiply in the term multiply perfect number is an adverb: a word that qualifies an adjective.

As such it should be interpreted as multiple-ly, that is, in the form of being a multiple, and is pronounced something like mul-ti-plee.

Do not confuse with the verb form of multiply, meaning to perform an act of multiplication, which is pronounced something like mul-ti-pligh.