double-digit

adjective

dou·​ble-dig·​it ˌdə-bəl-ˈdi-jət How to pronounce double-digit (audio)
: greater than or equal to 10 percent and less than 100 percent
double-digit inflation
double-digit price increases
Taking advantage of a double-digit lead in the polls, this son of a popular former two-term governor was coasting toward November on the heralded family name.Jason L. Riley

Examples of double-digit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Related card UConn taking measures to prevent campus vandalism after game Four of UConn’s five starters finished with double-digit points. Steve Almasy, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 The 2024 Huskies are the sixth team to win all six tournament games by double-digit margins. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 Rozier had scored double-digit points in 25 straight appearances before this performance. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 8 Apr. 2024 The inverse happened Friday, with Sacramento taking a late lead after storming back from a double-digit deficit. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 6 Apr. 2024 Lower-wage earners, for their part, are experiencing a job market less hot than a couple of years ago, when switching jobs in search of better pay and benefits frequently garnered double-digit percent raises. Talmon Joseph Smith, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Scania is a premium brand with typically double-digit margins and most of its deliveries in Europe. Rafaela Lindeberg, Fortune Europe, 4 Apr. 2024 Even so, Stovall said history indicates that 2024 should end with a double-digit, full-year gain. Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2024 Stocks wrapped up a monster first quarter on a subdued note Thursday, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting double-digit gains the first three months of 2024 — powered by investors’ optimism about the state of the economy. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-digit was in 1959

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“Double-digit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-digit. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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