double digits

plural noun

variants or double-digits
chiefly US
: a number or percentage from 10 to 99 especially when considered significant
There is good news for South Carolina motorists hitting the road for Christmas as gas prices have dropped by double digits in the last week.Sophie Brams
A Dayton-area catering company has been growing its services and is hiring new staff in the double-digits.Hannah Poturalski

Examples of double digits in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But semiconductor demand is expected to increase by double digits this year, and TSMC’s massive head start means it’s poised to stay on top of the market for years. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 Four Gamecocks scored in double digits, including senior Kamilla Cardoso who had 15, while Iowa’s Caitlin Clark put up 30 points in her final game as a collegiate athlete. Patricia Garcia, Sacramento Bee, 9 Apr. 2024 During the NCAAs, UConn has won five games all by double digits: Stetson (91-52), Northwestern (75-58), San Diego State (82-52), Illinois (77-52) and Alabama (86-72). Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 8 Apr. 2024 Tesla shares fell double digits on Tuesday after the company missed analyst expectations with its first year-over-year sales decline since the pandemic. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024 The Huskies won their ninth straight NCAA Tournament game by double digits, tying the record of Michigan State in 2001. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Mar. 2024 The Huskies have trailed for a total of 28 seconds in this year’s NCAA Tournament, and have led by double digits in the second half of three games for more than 58 of the 60 minutes. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Democrats remain on top of voter rolls in a county that Joe Biden won by seven points in 2020, but Republicans are narrowing the gap and Levine Cava’s own survey showed Donald Trump winning Miami-Dade by double digits. Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 In addition to the milestone potential, all programs are eligible for royalties from commercial sales ranging from mid-single digits to low double digits. Charlotte Observer, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double digits was in 1909

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“Double digits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20digits. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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