Definition of multiplication sign in English:

multiplication sign


  • The sign ×, used to indicate that one quantity is to be multiplied by another, as in 2 × 3 = 6.

    • ‘Our modern multiplication sign (×) seems to have been invented by the British mathematician William Oughtred.’
    • ‘However, in one of the boxes a multiplication sign appears as a plus sign, which some action groups fear well prove confusing for members who are not familiar with these calculations.’