two·​fold | \ ˈtü-ˌfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio) , -ˈfōld\

Definition of twofold

1 : having two parts or aspects
2 : being twice as great or as many

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twofold \ ˈtü-​ˈfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of twofold in a Sentence

a twofold increase in spending The aims of the study are twofold.

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The city also recorded a near twofold increase in prices in April, while prices elsewhere in South Korea stagnated. Victoria Kim,, "An unexpected consequence of the thaw between the two Koreas: a budding real estate boom along the DMZ," 20 June 2018 Another senior White House official described the process of determining which incumbents to endorse as twofold: qualitative and quantitative. Sarah Westwood, CNN, "White House applying loyalty test in deciding midterm endorsements," 5 June 2018 Hoosiers got away from what works This was a twofold problem Tuesday night. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Listless second half dooms IU basketball in yet another loss in Madison," 2 Jan. 2018 Illustration: Crystal Tai The danger for investors is twofold. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "A China Trade Deal or a New Cold War?," 13 Nov. 2018 The objective is twofold: to break the Guinness World Record for most manicures in one day and to raise money and awareness for DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center. Dawn Spinner Davis, Harper's BAZAAR, "Get a Free Sally Hansen Manicure — For a Good Cause," 9 June 2010 The case’s problems are twofold, libertarian law professor Jonathan Adler, who supported previous litigation against the law, told me. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Anthony Kennedy’s departure from the Supreme Court could have significant repercussions for health care.," 6 July 2018 There are plenty of technical differences, but the upshot for you is twofold. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself," 26 June 2018 Gloucester High Principal James Cook said the school has a twofold goal in this: Provide alternatives to straight suspension and address underlying issues that led to the disciplinary action. Paul Leighton, The Christian Science Monitor, "Youth centers to offer positive support for suspended students," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of twofold

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of twofold was in the 13th century

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English Language Learners Definition of twofold

: twice as much or as many
: having two parts


two·​fold | \ ˈtü-ˌfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio) \

Kids Definition of twofold

: being twice as great or as many

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