tenfold

adjective
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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Its population soared to 230,006 by 1970, a tenfold increase in two decades. al.com, "The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakdowns and breakneck," 27 June 2019 Its population soared to 230,006 by 1970, a tenfold increase in two decades. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakdowns and breakneck," 18 June 2019 Indeed, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a more than tenfold increase in marijuana use among baby boomers since 2007. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Medical marijuana does not lower opioid overdose death rates, study finds," 10 June 2019 Passing airplanes can cause a tenfold increase in precipitation. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 10 June 2019 Europeans tend to have few copies, and Africans from certain areas have many, with a tenfold difference among human populations. Quanta Magazine, "A Missing Genetic Link in Human Evolution," 2 Jan. 2014 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

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tenfold

: ten times as much or as many

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