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Definition of times preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1preposition (informal) multiplied by Five times two is/equals ten (= 5 × 2 = 10).
  2. 2noun [plural] used in comparisons to show how much more, better, etc. something is than something else three times as long as something three times longer than something three times the length of something Language Bankproportiondescribing fractions and proportions According to this pie chart, a third of students' leisure time is spent watching TV. One in five hours is spent socializing. Socializing accounts for/makes up/comprises about 20% of leisure time. Students spend twice as much time playing computer games as playing sports. Three times as many hours are spent playing computer games as reading. The figure for playing computer games is three times higher than the figure for reading. The largest proportion of time is spent playing computer games.
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