twofold

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adjective two·fold \ˈtü-ˌfōld, -ˈfōld\

Definition of twofold

  1. 1 :  having two parts or aspects

  2. 2 :  being twice as great or as many

twofold

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Examples of twofold in a sentence

  1. a twofold increase in spending

  2. The aims of the study are twofold.

13th Century

First Known Use of twofold

13th century

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TWOFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

twofold

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adjective two·fold \ˈtü-ˌfōld, -ˈfōld\

Definition of twofold for English Language Learners

  • : twice as much or as many

  • : having two parts


TWOFOLD Defined for Kids

twofold

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adjective two·fold \ˈtü-ˌfōld\

Definition of twofold for Students

  1. :  being twice as great or as many



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