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Definitions of growth

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something grown or growing; "a growth of hair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The progressive increase of animal or vegetable bodies; advancement; increase; progress; result. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Increase in size; development; vegetation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Gradual increase, as of a living organism; augmentation; progress; promotion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Anything grown; product; effect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The process of growing that goes on in plants and animals; increase; advancement; progress; improvement; that which has grown; anything produced. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The act of growing; in crease; advancement: grown over, covered with a growth, as of creeping plants: to grow out of, to issue from, as a branch from a tree; to result from -to grow up, to arrive at full stature or maturity to grow together, to become united by growth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. See under grow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Increase in substance of plant or animal, due to anabolism being greater than katabolism. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for growth

  1. It seemed to cover a hundred acres or so, and to represent a sort of growth we had not before encountered. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  2. The infant nation in India requires constant struggle for its growth and development. – Freedom Through Disobedience by C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
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