I've found two different versions of the pronunciation of "multiplicative".

And I also found that some dictionary doesn't include this word..., some is not clear . So my questions are:

Which one is used by native speaker? (Or which one I should avoid?)

When speaking quickly, would some syllable of it be omitted? In this case, how to recognize/pronounce it?

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The only pronunciation I've ever used or heard used (AmE) is the one used in your link to Merriam-Webster, with the stress on the third syllable.

I don't think it would ever be appropriate to omit a syllable in speech.

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