Definitions

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  • adjective By a multiple of fifty; by fifty times as much or as many.
  • adverb By a factor of fifty.

Etymologies

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fifty +‎ -fold

Examples

  • In 1930, even before medication for leprosy was discovered, their number had been reduced to 2 percent of the lepers who had lived in Norway before isolation—a fiftyfold reduction within eighty years.29

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In 1930, even before medication for leprosy was discovered, their number had been reduced to 2 percent of the lepers who had lived in Norway before isolation—a fiftyfold reduction within eighty years.29

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • It is fiftyfold less than the 100 billion neurons in the human brain.

    World Wide Mind

  • In 1930, even before medication for leprosy was discovered, their number had been reduced to 2 percent of the lepers who had lived in Norway before isolation—a fiftyfold reduction within eighty years.29

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In 1930, even before medication for leprosy was discovered, their number had been reduced to 2 percent of the lepers who had lived in Norway before isolation—a fiftyfold reduction within eighty years.29

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • It is fiftyfold less than the 100 billion neurons in the human brain.

    World Wide Mind

  • The 1793 invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney increased by fiftyfold the quantity of cotton that could be processed in a day and greatly increased the demand for slave labor in the South.

    DNC: Barbour 'defended the indefensible'

  • The amount of WOT fan-fiction probably exceeds the volume of the series at least fiftyfold.

    Jordanian hiatus

  • And long-term HIV-positive men have a fiftyfold greater risk of developing testicular cancer than the general population.

    A Baby at Last!

  • Welch's iconic status -- GE's stock has increased fiftyfold in his 20-year reign -- and the circumstances surrounding his extension may have tempered the criticism.

    Not The Retiring Kind

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