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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doublingnoun

    increase by a factor of two

    "doubling with a computer took no time at all"

  2. doubling, doublenoun

    raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2

    "I decided his double was a bluff"


  1. doubling

    Doubling refers to making something twice as much, twice as big, twice as many, or multiplying by two in terms of quantity, size, or value. It can be applied to various contexts such as mathematics, cooking, music, biology, and others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doubling

    of Double

  2. Doublingnoun

    the act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled

  3. Doublingnoun

    a turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice

  4. Doublingnoun

    the lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon

  5. Doublingnoun

    the process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor


  1. Doubling

    In psychodrama, doubling is a technique where a participant, perhaps asked by the psychodrama director, supplements the role of the protagonist, usually by standing behind them and saying things that the protagonist might want to say or is withholding. In this way one is able to hear things that may reflect what they feel or think. Thereby, the doubling can help provoke abreactive and mental catharsis, insight, and transformation.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. doubling

    (See RANK.) Putting two ranks into one.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. doubling

    The putting of two ranks of soldiers into one.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of doubling in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    The threat of famine is a very real threat and risks doubling the numbers of people in Yemen who are at risk of dying of hunger or famine. That's the urgent factor here.

  2. Cynthia Walker:

    As we move into the end of this year and early in 2020 ... we'll probably see a doubling of exports over that period of time.

  3. Danielle Weston:

    I believe the board has failed to find common ground to improve educational outcomes for our 47,000 precious students, instead, the Round Rock ISD board majority continues to insist on doubling down on too many bad decisions to count.

  4. Albert Au:

    We recorded about 55,000 infections today, which is within our expectation. Recently every two or three days the number of confirmed cases is doubling.

  5. Ned Lamont of Connecticut:

    It seems a little weird that just a couple of days ago The President was at the Lincoln Memorial, doubling the estimates for the number of people who were going to die, given the Covid crisis, then a day later says we may wind down the Pence task force, it doesn't make any sense to me. I think we need more federal direction.

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