Business Dictionary :
Double : adjective : twice as large or two times the size
Their turnover is double ours.
To be on double time
= to earn twice the usual wages for working on Sundays or other holidays
= system of book-keeping where both credit and debit sides of an account are noted
= taxing the same income twice
Double Taxation Agreement
= agreement between two countries that a person living in one country shall not be taxed in both countries on the income earned in the other coun1ry
: in double figures = with two figures or 10 to 99
Inflation is ill double figures.
We have had double-figure inflation for some years.
: to become twice as big = to make something twice as big
We have doubled our profits this year.
Our profits have doubled this year.
The company's borrowings have doubled.
: to let the same hotel room or plane seat to more than one person at a time
We had to change our flight as we were double-booked.
: letting by a travel agent of the same hotel room or the same plane seat to more than one person at a time
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