Definition of twelvefold in English:


adjective & adverb

  • See twelfth

    • ‘A comparison of the 2001 half-year figure with the same period in 2000 shows a twelvefold increase in syphilis; gonorrhoea is up almost 80% and herpes saw a rise of 36%.’
    • ‘Inflation compounded the crisis, with the official cost of living index increasing twelvefold between June 1945 and January 1946.’
    • ‘The Scottish Executive's latest calculations say it is a staggering twelvefold increase, much of it spent in rural Scotland.’
    • ‘Up to a point, this transformation can be explained by the twelvefold multiplication of the human population between 1500 and 2000, but this is obviously not the whole story.’
    • ‘Its stock market capitalization has grown twelvefold since she became CEO in 1997.’