Meaning of “times” in the English Dictionary

"times" in British English

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timespreposition, predeterminer, adverb

uk /taɪmz/ us /taɪmz/

timespredeterminer, adverb

uk /taɪmz/ us /taɪmz/

B1 used to show the difference in amount of two things, by multiplying one of them by the stated number:

She earns five times as much as I do./She earns five times more than I do.
My foot swelled up to three times the normal size when it was stung by a wasp.
ten, a hundred, etc. times better, longer, etc. informal

much better, longer, etc.:

This work is ten times better than the last piece you did.

(Definition of “times” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"times" in American English

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timespreposition

us /tɑɪmz/

times preposition (MULTIPLIED BY)

symbol × multiplied by:

Two times two equals four.

times preposition (AMOUNT)

used to show the difference in amount of two things, by multiplying one of them by the stated number:

She earns five times as much as I do.

(Definition of “times” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)