Plethoric multiplication

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Jin akashini

Senior Member
Hello every one,

I would like you ask you meaning of the red word “plethoric multiplication” here in this case.

" On the other hand, there is a textbook for each topic for each school year, a fact that does not facilitate creating links among the disciplines and, moreover, leads to a plethoric multiplication of textbooks."

There above sentence is a document on education, here is link ?

Many thanks,
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    At first I thought "plethoric multiplication" must be a joke, but now I realise it's probably a literal transfer from the French. Here it just means "too many". Don't use it.
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