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sevenfold

[sev-uh n-fohld] /ˈsɛv ənˌfoʊld/
adjective
1.
comprising seven parts or members.
2.
seven times as great or as much.
adverb
3.
until seven times as many or as great:
multiplied sevenfold.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English seofonfeald. See seven, -fold
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Examples for sevenfold
  • They found that oxygen consumption rose sevenfold in lab pythons after feeding.
  • Since then contributions have doubled and membership increased sevenfold.
  • During the same period total production has increase sevenfold.
  • To understand the biology and evolution of ruminants, the cattle genome was sequenced to about sevenfold coverage.
  • Well, crystal is easy to rule out: it has sevenfold symmetry.
British Dictionary definitions for sevenfold

sevenfold

/ˈsɛvənˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having seven times as many or as much
2.
composed of seven parts
adverb
3.
by or up to seven times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for sevenfold
adj.

Old English seofonfeald; see seven + -fold.

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