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  • Eightfold — Eight fold , a. Eight times a quantity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eightfold — [āt′fōld΄] adj. [ EIGHT + FOLD1] 1. having eight parts 2. having eight times as much or as many adv. eight times as much or as many …   English World dictionary

  • eightfold — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. having eight units or members 2. being eight times as great or as many < an eightfold increase > • eightfold adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eightfold — /ayt fohld /, adj. 1. comprising eight parts or members. 2. eight times as great or as much. adv. 3. in eightfold measure. [1550 60; EIGHT + FOLD] * * * …   Universalium

  • eightfold — eight•fold [[t]ˈeɪtˌfoʊld[/t]] adj. 1) made up of eight parts or members 2) eight times as great or as much 3) in eightfold measure …   From formal English to slang

  • eightfold — /ˈeɪtfoʊld/ (say aytfohld) adjective 1. comprising eight parts or members; eight times as great or as much. –adverb 2. in eightfold measure …  

  • Eightfold Path — Buddhism. the eight pursuits of one seeking enlightenment, comprising right understanding, motives, speech, action, means of livelihood, effort, intellectual activity, and contemplation. * * * Buddhist doctrine, stated by the Buddha in his first… …   Universalium

  • Eightfold way (physics) — In physics, the Eightfold Way is a term coined by American physicist Murray Gell Mann for a theory organizing subatomic baryons and mesons into octets (alluding to the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism). The theory was independently proposed by… …   Wikipedia

  • eightfold way — noun Etymology: from the Eightfold Way Eightfold Path; from the fact that the most common grouping contains eight interacting particles : a unified theoretical scheme for classifying the relationship among elementary particles subject to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eightfold Path (policy analysis) — The Eightfold Path is a method of policy analysis developed by Eugene Bardach, a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. It is outlined in his seminal work, A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis …   Wikipedia

  • Eightfold Way — Physics. a scheme for classifying hadrons according to a symmetry principle based on strangeness and isotopic spin: a forerunner of the quark model. [1925 30; so named because hadrons with low mass and spin form groups of eight; with jocular… …   Universalium

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