growth noun \ˈgrōth\
a (1) : a stage in the process of growing : size (2) : full growth
b : the process of growing
c : progressive development : evolution
d : increase, expansion <the growth of the oil industry>
a : something that grows or has grown
b : an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as a tumor)
c : outgrowth
d : the result of growth : product
: a producing especially by growing <fruits of his own growth>
: anticipated progressive growth especially in capital value and income <some investors prefer growth to immediate income>
Examples of GROWTH
- He had a growth spurt when he was 16 years old.
- She's concerned that the medication might slow her child's growth.
- He discovered a substance that promotes the growth of new blood vessels.
- The city has undergone explosive growth in recent years.
- He sees his college years as an opportunity for personal growth.
- It's important to prune the bush every year to encourage new growth.
- Their profits have averaged five percent growth in the last four years.
- The tree has an average annual growth of almost a foot.
- a thick growth of underbrush
First Known Use of GROWTH
growth noun \ˈgrōth\ (Medical Dictionary)
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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