eightfold eightfold  /ˈeɪt ˌfoʊld/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having eight units or components

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But by 2005, more than 1 million new patients were being treated, and the total in Africa had increased eightfold.
  2. The repetitive, self-obsessed language and terminology employed by any recovering addict is multiplied eightfold.
  3. Between 1950 and 2005, the world's use of oil grew more than eightfold, bringing global demand to 85 million bbl.

News

  • What's Your Skin Cancer Risk?

    More reason to do regular skin checks: Melanoma rates in young women have skyrocketed. A Mayo Clinic study finds they've increased eightfold between 1970 and 2009. (Show a derm any new or changing moles.) These are some potential causes of skin cancer.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "Righteous View allows you to,/for every action/line your pocket appropriately/for total satisfaction," writes Sibal in his poem "Politicians' Eightfold Path".
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Kapil Sibal Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. "It started in Asia," says Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the United Nations' Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). "In India they are increasing their nuclear-power capacity eightfold by 2020; in China it's sixfold...
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: Newsweek

  3. "Some expect China's nuclear power generation capacity to increase eightfold over the next 25 years," Dr Southcott said. "Estimates available to the committee suggest that, at a current price of $100 a kilogram, with Australia selling an...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Andrew Southcott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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