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
Recent Examples on the Web On April 9th, 145,384 India reported 145,382 new infections, a tenfold increase over the 11,012 new infections reported on February 9, just two months ago. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, "An Indian SARS-CoV-2 Variant Lands In California. More Danger Ahead?," 12 Apr. 2021 In 2020, the county saw a tenfold increase in hate incident reports, Edwards said. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Olympic athlete Sakura Kokumai targeted in anti-Asian rant in Orange County," 9 Apr. 2021 This tenfold improvement over the Vikings was possible thanks to better understanding of Mars’ atmosphere as well as new techniques for spacecraft navigation. Jatan Mehta, Scientific American, "How NASA Aims to Achieve Perseverance’s High-Stakes Mars Landing," 17 Feb. 2021 By 2016, the destruction of infrastructure in conflict zones had brought about a tenfold increase in such cases in Syria, some two hundred and seventy thousand a year, with another hundred thousand a year recorded in Iraq. Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, "The Politics of Stopping Pandemics," 29 Mar. 2021 In Southern California, the Orange County Human Relations Commission, which has tracked hate incidents since 1995, recorded a tenfold increase of incidents targeting Asian Americans in 2020 from prior years. Washington Post, "Asian American businesses are defending themselves against rise in anti-Asian violence," 24 Mar. 2021 For the health workers who have been trying to manage a tenfold increase in daily cases since late January, the initial shots arrived only after the illness did. BostonGlobe.com, "Some nations could wait years for COVID-19 shots. That’s bad for everyone," 22 Mar. 2021 Once the park service opened the doors to the public, there was an immediate tenfold increase in visitors. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Jury trials, Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, COVID vaccinations," 10 Mar. 2021 The Oregon Employment Department experienced a tenfold increase in identity theft issues in 2020 as new jobless claims poured in during the pandemic, mirroring a spike in claims that took place across the country. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "ID theft targeting Oregon jobless claims increased tenfold last year; state won’t say how much it lost," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of tenfold

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

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The first known use of tenfold was before the 12th century

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“Tenfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenfold. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tenfold

: ten times as much or as many

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