A combining form meaning "many, much, multiple, many times, more than one, more than two, composed of many like parts, in many respects."
From L. multus "much, many," from PIE base *mel- "strong, great, numerous;" cf. L. melior "better," Gk. mala "very, very much."
Bas-, from bas "many, much;" Mid.Pers. vas "many, much;" O.Pers. vasiy "at will, greatly, utterly;" Av. varəmi "I wish," vasô, vasə "at one's pleasure or will," from vas- "to will, desire, wish."
Fr.: spectroscopie multi-objets
A technique of spectroscopy using fiber optics whereby several objects distributed over the field of view can be observed simultaneously.