In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(a thousand times as much or as many)(reduction/decrease) a la milésima partethere was a thousandfold increase in radiation levels — los niveles de radiación aumentaron a mil veces la cifra anterior
- there was a thousandfold reduction in cases — el número de casos se redujo a la milésima parte
1(to multiply) por mil(to decrease) a la milésima partespending on electrical appliances increased a thousandfold — el gasto en electrodomésticos aumentó a mil veces la cifra anterior
- the figure fell a thousandfold — la cifra bajó a la milésima parte
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