from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. By a factor of fifteen.
  • adv. By a factor of fifteen.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

fifteen +‎ -fold


  • Even if ridership increased fifteenfold over Amtrak levels, the effects on congestion, national fuel consumption and emissions would still be trivial.

    High-speed rail is a fast track to government waste

  • One in 50 people harbor two copies of the E4 allele, which carries a fifteenfold increase in risk.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • In the early winter of 1947, government statisticians in Britain alerted the Ministry of Health that an unexpected “epidemic” was slowly emerging in the United Kingdom: lung cancer morbidity had risen nearly fifteenfold in the prior two decades.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • With that and Reagan's tax cuts the stock market began a long-term climb that saw the Dow Jones increase fifteenfold by the end of the 1990s.

    Fact And Comment

  • (MCI, for instance, increased its part of the backbone almost fifteenfold this year.)

    The Internet Crash Scare

  • Through the first six months of 2008, the National Venture Capital Association tallied $1.8 billion in "clean-tech" investments -- primarily innovations to conserve energy, protect the environment or eliminate harmful waste -- a 76% increase from the same period a year earlier and a nearly fifteenfold increase from five years ago.

    Just in Case

  • Its Latino population was quite possibly the fastest growing in the country -- swelling fifteenfold in the past decade to nearly 20 percent of the town's 39,000 people, according to U.S.

    A Town's Two Faces

  • Her Urumchi salary had just been bettered fifteenfold.

    Heaven Lake

  • Over that time, tax revenues sextupled, and the national debt rose by fifteenfold.

    Alexander Hamilton, American

  • World trade has increased fifteenfold; average tarrifs have declined by 90 percent; the trading community has grown from 23 nations to 132, with 31 more working to join.

    Remarks By The President To The Wto


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