MULTIPLE PURPOSES = MULTIPLE LIVES = MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS = MULTIPLE LEVELS
Word Origin and History for multiple = 1640s, "involving many parts," from French multiple (14c.), from LateLatin multiplus "manifold," from Latin multi- "many, much" (see multi) + -plus "-fold," (see fold). The noun is from 1680s, in mathematics, fromthe adjective. Multiple choice as a type of question attested from 1828.Multiple exposure first recorded 1923.
Word Origin and History for purpose = 1300, "intention, aim, goal," from Anglo-French purpos, Old Frenchporpos "aim, intention" (12c.), from porposer "to put forth," from por-"forth" (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pur-) + Old French poser "to put,place" (see pose (v.1)). On purpose "by design" is attested from 1580s;earlier of purpose (early 15c.).
For your perusal, here's a handy pictorial reference to the vast, terrifying vistas of space-time. According to superstring theory, there are at least 10 dimensions in theuniverse (M-theory actually suggests that there are 11 dimensions to spacetime; bosonic string theories suggest 26 dimensions)