from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being between 10 and 99 percent: double-digit inflation.

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  • adj. Referring to a number between 10 and 99 inclusive, a number that requires two digits to write in base 10.


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  • Jefferies upgraded Bristol-Myers BMY citing mid-term double-digit earnings growth expectations as well as the likelihood that the company is acquired over the next two years.

  • So, this morning, you put how our three business segments drive long-term double-digit growth.

  • Obviously, we have been assessing for some time our ability to realign, reorganize and restructure in order to get overhead relief, recognizing the volatility in the raw materials, and all of this to allow us to invest appropriately behind our businesses and deliver our long-term double-digit EPS growth.

  • We seek to increase our gross margin, reduce our overhead to put funds behind the advertising and deliver long-term double-digit earnings per share growth.

  • Economists Rob Grunewald and Arthur Rolnick at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis estimate that money spent on quality early education earns a double-digit return, making it the best economic-development investment they have found.

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  • These technological advances are the product of decades of double-digit increases in China's defense spending.

    Pentagon Not Concerned About New Chinese Jet

  • Though he's remembered as a slugger, Bagwell could do nearly everything, stealing 30 or more bases twice and recording double-digit steals in eight consecutive seasons between 1992 and 1999.

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  • He points to the mismatch between double-digit percent increases in the minimum wage across China and the government's resorting to price controls with inflation around 5%.

    Tricky Dick's Lesson for China

  • Yes, it may appear that the Seattle Seahawks are the worst playoff team in NFL history, with their 7-9 record and the multiple double-digit beatdowns they received this season.

    Seahawks only close to worst ever

  • Since mid-December, the KBW Bank stock index has risen 9%, while individual shares such as Regions Financial , Zions Bancorp or SunTrust Banks have seen double-digit increases.

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