Meaning of THREEFOLD in English

THREEFOLD

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a threefold/fourfold/fivefold etc increase (= an increase by three, four etc times )

The figures show a threefold increase in incidents of car theft.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

increase

It blamed the rise in fuel prices on the threefold increase in fuel consumption in the first half of the year.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A much earlier development than the biblical canon was the evolution of the threefold ministry of bishop, presbyter, and deacon.

It has a threefold purpose: Spirituality, Apostolate and Friendship.

Our threefold classification of participant, subject, and parochial is only the beginning of a classification of political cultures.

The threefold model of church growth of cell, congregation and celebration works at Ichthus to great effect.

The catastrophe they inflict is threefold .

The controversies that have since arisen are of threefold origin.

This threefold classification of political cultures does not assume that one orientation replaces the others.

We gained a threefold improvement in accuracy and almost a fivefold improvement in required off-line training time.

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