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 There’s a lot more talk about ESG investing in the media these days, a tenfold increase in the past few months, by our measure. Emily Chasan, Bloomberg.com, "Good Business: Less Talk, More Action," 10 May 2020 By the end of 2020, more than 1,000 should be in service across US transit agencies, a tenfold increase from five years earlier. Nathaniel Horadam, Ars Technica, "Are electric vehicles doomed? We don’t think so, despite poor sales," 27 Apr. 2020 Hubei province reported a nearly tenfold increase in cases on Thursday morning after health officials applied new methodology to how cases are categorized. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, "China reveals massive toll of coronavirus on health workers," 14 Feb. 2020 The Musée du Louvre in Paris has reported a tenfold increase in web traffic, from 40,000 to 400,000 visitors per day. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Now Virtual and in Video, Museum Websites Shake Off the Dust," 23 Apr. 2020 Another medical center, the report said, was using 2,000 masks a day — a tenfold increase from before the outbreak. Los Angeles Times, "First government report on coronavirus crisis confirms U.S. hospitals face dire problems," 6 Apr. 2020 That's about a tenfold increase in normal volume, said Paul Malley, the group's president. Jonel Aleccia, CNN, "Talking to your family about death and medical directives, amid coronavirus," 31 Mar. 2020 At some facilities in New York, there has reportedly been a tenfold increase in pet adoption applications over the past few weeks. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Busch offering free beer for three months to those adopting or fostering dogs during coronavirus pandemic," 30 Mar. 2020 At the same time, the global addressable market for games will increase tenfold and game sales will double by 2030, Pachter estimates. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Video games in 2030: Will I still need a console game system? That depends," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of tenfold

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

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“Tenfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenfold. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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: ten times as much or as many

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