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A number that can be divided exactly into a specified number.
‘The most significant submultiple is assigned the sign of the operand, while each of the less significant submultiples is assigned a positive sign.’
‘Subclock and overclock synchronization are supported for converting at submultiples and multiples of the sample rate.’
‘The findings of the Heraion prove that this sexagesimal submultiple was once used also in Greece proper.’
‘The most frequent error in the symbols of multiples and submultiples is writing the ‘k’ for kilo with a capital letter.’
‘Each pulse shock excited the secondary circuit at a submultiple of its resonant frequency.’
adjective
Denoting a number that can be divided exactly into a specified number.
‘Clock delay from input to output is 50 nanoseconds maximum and is negative-edge-aligned when synchronized at a multiple or submultiple rate.’
‘Two independent synthesizers are provided which are phase locked when programmed for submultiple rates.’
‘First and second clock signals are derived at the two submultiple frequencies and phase coincidence between the two clock signals is detected.’
‘Metric prefixes are often used for decimal submultiple units of time interval, such as milliseconds, microseconds and nanoseconds, but larger quantities are usually measured in non-decimal units such as minutes, hours, days, etc., instead of kiloseconds and megaseconds.’