multiplexer, multiplexor, n.
/mul"teuh pleks'/, adj.
1. having many parts or aspects: the multiplex problem of drug abuse.
2. manifold; multiple: the multiplex opportunities in high technology.
3. Telecommunications. of, pertaining to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more trains of signals or messages over a single channel.
4. Telecommunications.
a. to arrange (a circuit) for use by multiplex telegraphy.
b. to transmit (two or more signals or messages) by a multiplex system, circuit, or the like.
5. to send several messages or signals simultaneously, as by multiplex telegraphy.
6. a multiplex electronics system.
7. (in map making) a stereoscopic device that makes it possible to view pairs of aerial photographs in three dimensions.
8. Also called multiplex cinema, multiplex theater. a group of two or more motion-picture theaters on the same site or in the same building, esp. a cluster of adjoining theaters.
[1550-60; < L; see MULTI-, -PLEX]

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