Definitions

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  • adj. Eight times as much; multiplied by eight.
  • adj. Containing eight parts.
  • adv. Eight times as much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eight times a quantity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eight times the number or quantity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having eight units or components
  • adj. having eight units or components

Etymologies

eight +‎ -fold (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I tried various higher symmetry schemes and then finally hit upon what I called the eightfold way, with the group SU3 as an approximate symmetry.

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  • This sevenfold meditation posture is often referred to as the eightfold one by adding the method of breathing.

    A Commentary on A Root Text for Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra

  • The path to freedom consists of eight factors (often referred to as the eightfold path).

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  • Put another way, a Salvadorean man with a high-school education needs only to come to the U.S. to increase his annual earning power more than eightfold, from $2,700 to $22,611—a figure, by the way, almost identical to the earning potential for Americans with the same level of education.

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  • Over the past three decades, the inmate population has grown eightfold, to roughly 200,000, according to government statistics.

    Suit Claims Prisoners Are Mistreated

  • Yet one investor in Peninsula estimates that, if Mr. Weschler had never invested in W.R. Grace, the fund still would have gone up sevenfold or eightfold since its inception in 2000.

    A Disciplined and Driven 'Connect-the-Dots' Investor

  • Workers at the Grasberg mining complex operated by the U.S. giant Freeport-McMoran began a monthlong strike Sept. 15, demanding at least an eightfold increase in the minimum wage, currently $1.50 an hour.

    Indonesian Security Forces Fire on Striking Miners

  • Years from now, the boat will reach a port by the sea, and the generations of spider descendants upon it will look out, from their nearsighted, eightfold eyes, at something unanswered.

    The Conversation

  • Other research suggests that menopause can increase the risk of sleep apnea almost eightfold.

    How Hormones And Hot Flashes Affect Sleep

  • The order book has risen almost eightfold since 1995 to £58. 3bn.

    Rose leaves Rolls in rude health

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