Definition of Growth

1. Noun. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level. "He proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"




2. Noun. A progression from simpler to more complex forms. "The growth of culture"
Generic synonyms: Development, Evolution
Derivative terms: Grow

3. Noun. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important. "The growth of population"

4. Noun. Vegetation that has grown. "The only growth was some salt grass"
Generic synonyms: Botany, Flora, Vegetation
Derivative terms: Grow

5. Noun. The gradual beginning or coming forth. "Figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
Exact synonyms: Emergence, Outgrowth
Generic synonyms: Beginning
Specialized synonyms: Rise
Derivative terms: Emerge, Grow, Grow

6. Noun. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor).
Specialized synonyms: Excrescence, Exostosis, Polyp, Polypus, Peduncle, Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour, Hamartoma
Category relationships: Pathology
Generic synonyms: Illness, Malady, Sickness, Unwellness

7. Noun. Something grown or growing. "A growth of hair"
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Ingrowth

Definition of Growth

1. n. The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth.

Definition of Growth

1. Noun. an increase in size, number, value, or strength ¹

2. Noun. (biology) the act of growing, getting bigger or higher ¹

3. Noun. (biology) something that grows or has grown ¹

4. Noun. (pathology) an abnormal mass such as a tumor ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Growth

1. development [n -S] - See also: development

Medical Definition of Growth

1. 1. The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth. 2. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result. "Nature multiplies her fertile growth." (Milton) Origin: Icel. Gror, gri. See Grow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Growth

grown ups
grownd
grownds
growne
grownup
grownups
grows
grows old
grows on
grows out of
grows up
growse
growsed
growses
growsing
growth (current term)
growth-onset diabetes
growth and embryonic development
growth arrest lines
growth cone
growth cone collapse
growth control
growth curve
growth factor
growth factors
growth hormone
growth hormone-producing adenoma
growth hormone-regulating hormone

Literary usage of Growth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oecd Economic Surveys by OECD Economic Surveys (1975)
"Estimates of TFP growth in Chile and Latin America Estimates of TFP growth are ... TFP growth is estimated to have been about 2.0-2.7% per year in the 1990s ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"It is not development ; it is not differentiation; it is not increase in mass, although the latter may often serve as a convenient measure of growth. ..."

3. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"The Conditions of growth. — In directing the activities of the young, society determines its own future in determining that of the young. ..."

4. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"The cost of securing a growth of pines on these lands will be the cost of keeping oil' the hogs and fires, and this will be but little if any more than what ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"I have compensated the series and find that among each 100 boys the following amounts of total growth occur : Status at Thèse figures show that the typical ..."

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