ten·​fold | \ ˈten-ˌfōld How to pronounce tenfold (audio) , -ˈfōld\

Definition of tenfold

1 : being 10 times as great or as many
2 : having 10 units or members

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tenfold \ ˈten-​ˈfōld How to pronounce tenfold (audio) \ adverb

Examples of tenfold in a Sentence

a tenfold increase in sales

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In 2014 the rover measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it. Fox News, "Massive Mars discovery: Organic molecules 'fundamental to our search for life' found by NASA rover," 2 Oct. 2018 Detaining immigrant children has become a surging industry in the United States that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis. Elliot Spagat, BostonGlobe.com, "Judge weighs tighter oversight of plan to reunite families," 13 July 2018 In 2014, the rover measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars," 19 June 2018 Reagan ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs on heavyweight motorcycles, almost all of which were then imported from Japan. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reagan used tariffs, not tweets, to protect Harley-Davidson from foreign competition," 28 June 2018 While separate figures aren’t available for border-adjacent lands specifically, Kim estimated there had been a five- to tenfold increase in transactions involving those areas since March. Victoria Kim, latimes.com, "An unexpected consequence of the thaw between the two Koreas: a budding real estate boom along the DMZ," 20 June 2018 He's seen a tenfold decrease in the fish's population. CBS News, "Colorado biologists breed rainbow trout to save disease-ravaged population," 19 June 2018 Estimates from the Association of Religion Data Archives estimate there were nearly 28,000 Muslims in Central Florida in 2010, a tenfold increase from a decade before. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Welcome to Apoultry, Winter Park's free-range chicken farm and slaughterhouse," 17 May 2018 Some 20,000 asylum-seekers walked over the border from the United States last year, a nearly tenfold rise from 2016. The Economist, "Canada qualifies its welcome to asylum-seekers," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of tenfold

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of tenfold

: ten times as much or as many

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