What does 'fold' mean

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When Someone says, "It increased by 10 fold", what does that mean?
10 times the original amount, or amount^10 or something like that?

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chroot
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It's an old expression, but it just means "times." Something increasing ten-fold means it's ten times what it used to be.

- Warren
 
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honestrosewater
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Also occurs in "manifold", just FYI. :smile:
 

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