growth meaning

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  • Noun: growth  growth
    1. (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
      - growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis 
    2. A progression from simpler to more complex forms
      "the growth of culture" 
    3. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
      "the growth of population"
      - increase, increment 
    4. Vegetation that has grown
      "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass" 
    5. The gradual beginning or coming forth
      - emergence, outgrowth 
    6. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumour) 
    7. Something grown or growing
      "a growth of hair"

    Derived forms: growths

    See also: excrescent, grow, growing

    Type of: beginning, biological process, botany, development, evolution, flora, illness, malady, object, organic process, physical object, physical process, process, sickness, unwellness, vegetation

    Encyclopedia: Growth

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [U]



    an increase in the size, amount or degree of sth:

    Sales showed 0.3 per cent growth in the first quarter.

    rapid growth in consumer spending

    Online travel is the company's biggest growth area (= a part of the business where sales are growing fast).

    Internet companies are on a steep growth curve.

    fast/rapid/slow/steady/strong growth

    earnings/profit/revenue/sales growth

    ◆ growth companies/industries/markets/stocks

    2 (Economics )

    an increase in economic activity:

    a disappointing year of little growth in Britain and America

    the impact of weak economic growth and falling tax revenues

    an annual growth rate of 10%

    Growth forecasts were cut for Japan and Europe.

    fast/high/rapid/steady/strong/sustainable growth

    low/slow/sluggish/weak growth

  • [Economics]
    1) An increase in the value of an asset. If growth is sought in an investment, it is an increase in its capital value that is required.

    See also:

    growth stocks.

    2) The expansion of an economy, usually expressed in terms of an increase of national income.

  • [Medicine]
    a (1) : a stage in the process of growing (2) : full growth
    b : the process of growing
    a : something that grows or has grown
    b : an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as a tumor)


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  1. then it is often called survivor growth.
  2. the urban growth created many problems.
  3. ethylene is a growth hormone in plants.
  4. does that limit the growth of prostitution?
  5. the doctor arrested the growth of the disease ..

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