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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Mixing Alexa with a screen and speaker can deliver a twofold experience, as Alexa can still provide audio answers, but also mix in visuals to help drive a point or tell more. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "10 super cool devices to connect with Amazon Alexa," 4 June 2019 The purpose of the national seminars, which rotate around the country every year, is twofold, said Rick Ashabranner, president of the NAPWDA. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Police K-9 handlers test, teach 4-legged officers in Valparaiso seminar," 10 June 2019 The concerns for Atlanta, though, are twofold. First is the fact that Keuchel’s upside is limited. Jon Tayler,, "Race Against the Clock: Did the Braves Wait Too Long to Sign Dallas Keuchel?," 6 June 2019 The goal of the 10-year-old TEALS program is twofold: teach more students but also train more teachers. David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin needs more kids to take computer science. Can a Microsoft program help make that happen?," 6 June 2019 The risks are twofold—the satellite constellations could affect both visible and radio waves. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "With SpaceX's Starlink, Astronomers Fear They Are Losing the Fight To Preserve the Night Sky," 4 June 2019 Thus the goals of the IndyCar Grand Prix became twofold: Make better use of the Racing Capital of the World. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Entering Year 5, can IndyCar Grand Prix be considered a success?," 8 May 2018 In a study of about 5 million veterans, women were eight times as likely as others to be at risk for suicide, while men faced a twofold risk. NBC News, "How many opioid overdoses are suicides?," 28 Mar. 2018 Another aspect of my firm’s training model focuses on twofold growth. WSJ, "Why Successful Succession Planning Must Factor In Growth," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of twofold

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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