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English definition of “double”

double

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈdʌbl/
twice the amount, size, etc. of something else: pay/cost double He offered to pay them double to get the job done on time. The true figure is 30%, more than double the figure of 14% quoted. The group increased operating profit to $21.2 million, almost double its $11 million figure for last year. Unemployment in the region is double that of its neighbouring area.
(Definition of double noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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