What does the word multiplicity mean?

Usage examples for multiplicity

  1. As it was, the multiplicity of his studies supplied the foundation for the manifold productivity of his maturer years. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  2. What we have prescribed, in almost all cases, will be found sufficient to meet every emergency, without resorting to a multiplicity of agents. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  3. There are streets, of course, but by their very multiplicity and complexity they lose their individual impressiveness and are merged in that great whole, the City. – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris