threefold

three-fold

[three-fohld]
noun
a unit of stage scenery consisting of three flats hinged together.
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threefold

[three-fohld]
adjective
1.
comprising three parts, members, or aspects; triple: a threefold program.
2.
three times as great or as much; treble: a threefold return on an investment.
adverb
3.
in threefold manner or measure; trebly.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English threfold, Old English thrīfeald. See three, -fold

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threefold (ˈθriːˌfəʊld)
 
adj
1.  equal to or having three times as many or as much; triple: a threefold decrease
2.  composed of three parts: a threefold purpose
 
adv
3.  by or up to three times as many or as much

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