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two-fold

[too-fohld] /ˈtuˌfoʊld/
noun, Theater
1.
a unit of stage scenery consisting of two flats hinged together.

twofold

[adj. too-fohld; adv. too-fohld] /adj. ˈtuˌfoʊld; adv. ˈtuˈfoʊld/
adjective
1.
having two elements or parts.
2.
twice as great or as much; double.
adverb
3.
in twofold measure; doubly.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; see two, -fold
Related forms
twofoldness, noun
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Examples for twofold
  • The advantages are twofold: short-term income and a larger payback over the long term.
  • Therefore, our objectives with this research are twofold.
  • The researchers believe the implications could be twofold.
  • Those who believe that it is, make a twofold contention.
  • The purpose would be twofold: to avoid a bailout of state governments and to stick it to public employee unions.
  • The lesson for those who want to be more innovative is twofold.
  • The implications of this statistical bombshell are twofold.
  • One sometimes senses a twofold purpose in such confidences.
  • Family law provisions relating to vacation-related issues have a twofold function.
  • The administration's dishonesty when it comes to casualties and health care has been twofold.
British Dictionary definitions for twofold

twofold

/ˈtuːˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to twice as many or twice as much; double a twofold increase
2.
made of two parts; dual a twofold reason
adverb
3.
doubly
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Word Origin and History for twofold

Old English tweofeald; see two + -fold.

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