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threefold

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

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

Other definitions for threefold (2 of 2)

three-fold
[ three-fohld ]
/ ˈθriˌfoʊld /

noun
a unit of stage scenery consisting of three flats hinged together.
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British Dictionary definitions for threefold

threefold
/ (ˈθriːˌfəʊld) /

adjective
equal to or having three times as many or as much; triplea threefold decrease
composed of three partsa threefold purpose
adverb
by or up to three times as many or as much
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