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mul·ti·plex / ˈməltiˌpleks/ • adj. consisting of many elements in a complex relationship: multiplex ties of work and friendship. ∎  involving simultaneous transmission of several messages along a single channel of communication. ∎  (of a movie theater) having several separate screens within one building. • n. 1. a system or signal involving simultaneous transmission of several messages along a single channel of communication. Compare with duplex, simplex. 2. a movie theater with several separate screens. • v. [tr.] incorporate into a multiplex signal or system. DERIVATIVES: mul·ti·plex·er (also mul·ti·plex·or) n.

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