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1. (Mathematics) equal to or having nine times as many or as much
2. (Mathematics) composed of nine parts
(Mathematics) by or up to nine times as many or as much


(adj. ˈnaɪnˌfoʊld; adv. ˈnaɪnˈfoʊld)

1. nine times as great or as much.
2. having nine elements or parts.
3. in a ninefold manner or measure; to or by nine times as much.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ninefold - having nine units or components
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.ninefold - by a factor of nine; "my investment has increased ninefold"
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O Progeny of Heav'n, Empyreal Thrones, With reason hath deep silence and demurr Seis'd us, though undismaid: long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light; Our prison strong, this huge convex of Fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round Ninefold, and gates of burning Adamant Barr'd over us prohibit all egress.
The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part of the country, and the nightmare, with her whole ninefold, seems to make it the favorite scene of her gambols.
Twenty-five years later (in 1992), our Asean exports had jumped ninefold to $556 million, and total trade with the region multiplied more than sixfold to $1.
MORE than 400 addresses in Wales have been flagged as potentially posing a risk to paramedics - and numbers have jumped almost ninefold in 18 months.
Although suicide risk appears to be pervasive across most physical health conditions, prevention efforts appear to be particularly important for patients with a traumatic brain injury, whose odds of suicide are increased nearly ninefold," said lead investigator Brian Ahmedani.
1% to $46 million and relocation, store closure and lease termination costs growing more than ninefold to $77 million, operating income plummeted 25.
But if their index hospitalization was also for severe dysglycemia, the risk of a recurrent episode requiring hospitalization was nearly ninefold higher after a severe hyperglycemic event and fivefold higher after a severe hypoglycemic event.
Since then, successive kleptocratic governments have preferred to concentrate these areas in the hands of a small elite, further exacerbating land hunger as the population has grown ninefold.
For uninsured patients with limited health care access, a teledermatology triage protocol cut average appointment wait times by ninefold, and usually provided adequate dermatologie care without the need for in-person follow-up, Peter B.
7 million Palestinians worldwide -- a ninefold increase since the 1948 Nabka -- and nearly 6 million of these rely on UNRWA for daily support.
And that decision was on the money as Haskey Ltd's cash pile has increased ninefold from [euro]150,255 to [euro]1.
For example, if one kind of lesion raises a threefold risk of cognitive impairment and another also raises a threefold risk, the combined risk increase of cognitive impairment is ninefold, not double.