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twofold

(ˈtuːˌfəʊld)
adj
1. (Mathematics) equal to twice as many or twice as much; double: a twofold increase.
2. (Mathematics) made of two parts; dual: a twofold reason.
adv
doubly

two′-fold`



n.
a unit of stage scenery consisting of two flats hinged together.
[1955–60]

two•fold

(adj. ˈtuˌfoʊld; adv. -ˈfoʊld)

adj.
1. having two elements or parts.
2. twice as great or as much; double.
adv.
3. in twofold measure; doubly.
[1125–75]
two′fold`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twofold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualitiestwofold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
2.twofold - twice as great or manytwofold - twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
Adv.1.twofold - by a factor of twotwofold - by a factor of two; "the price increased twofold last year"

twofold

adjective
1. Composed of two parts or things:
2. Twice as much or as large:
Translations
dvojnásobně

twofold

[ˈtuːfəʊld]
A. ADVdos veces
B. ADJdoble

twofold

[ˈtuːfəʊld]
adv
to increase twofold → doubler
adj
[increase] → de cent pour cent
[target, purpose] → doubletwo-handed [ˌtuːˈhændɪd] adj [catch, blow] → avec les deux mainstwo-horse race n
The election was a two-horse race → Dans ces élections, seuls deux des candidats avaient des chances de gagner.two-party [ˌtuːˈpɑːrti] adjbipartitetwo-percent milk n (US)lait m demi-écrémétwo-piece [ˈtuːpiːs] n
(also two-piece suit) (man's)costume m deux-pièces; (woman's)deux-pièces m inv, tailleur m deux-pièces
(also two-piece swimsuit) → deux-pièces m inv, maillot m de bain deux-piècestwo-seater [ˌtuːˈsiːtər] n
(= plane) → biplace m, avion m biplace
(= car) → voiture f à deux places

twofold

[ˈtuːˌfəʊld]
1. adv to increase twofoldaumentare del doppio
2. adj (increase) → doppio/a; (reply) → in due punti
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Now money-making, as we say, being twofold, it may be applied to two purposes, the service of the house or retail trade; of which the first is necessary and commendable, the other justly censurable; for it has not its origin in [1258b] nature, but by it men gain from each other; for usury is most reasonably detested, as it is increasing our fortune by money itself, and not employing it for the purpose it was originally intended, namely exchange.
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Before we can define either sensations or images, it is necessary to consider this twofold classification in somewhat greater detail, and to derive from it a definition of perception.
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The captain's friend was connected with the law, and the captain's business was of a twofold nature.
He was quite overpowered with the weight of his twofold happiness.
In short, she sat, during the first visit, looking at Jane Fairfax with twofold complacency; the sense of pleasure and the sense of rendering justice, and was determining that she would dislike her no longer.
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