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threefold

[three-fohld] /ˈθriˌfoʊld/
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 of threefold
1000
before 1000; Middle English threfold, Old English thrīfeald. See three, -fold

three-fold

[three-fohld] /ˈθriˌfoʊld/
noun
1.
a unit of stage scenery consisting of three flats hinged together.
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threefold

/ˈθriːˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having three times as many or as much; triple: a threefold decrease
2.
composed of three parts: a threefold purpose
adverb
3.
by or up to three times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for threefold
adj.

Old English þrifeald; see three + -fold.

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