growing point


: the undifferentiated end of a plant shoot from which additional shoot tissues differentiate

Examples of growing point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of those performances sparked viral critique about her stage presence, a growing point of contention for many artists whose careers began and exploded within the confines of the pandemic. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 The loss of hundreds of acres of farmland has been a growing point of local opposition when solar developers pitch new projects in Wisconsin and across the country. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 29 June 2023 They’re meant to help reduce concussions, a growing point of emphasis in football. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 This move is a massive step forward in modernizing payment systems for government benefits and represents a positive shift to meet both customers and retailers at established and growing points of technology. Bill Hardekopf, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 That’s a growing point of emphasis with bill payers like insurers and employers. Tom Murphy, Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 When cut from the top, the growing point for the taproot is removed, however the growing tip for new leaves is not removed. oregonlive, 15 May 2022 The top tip is the growing point of this tree, and once it is cut, the new growth will tend to be misshapen. Tim Johnson,, 19 Mar. 2022 Fishing rights have been a growing point of vexation between Britain and the European Union since Britons voted to leave the bloc in 2016. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'growing point.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of growing point was in 1835

Dictionary Entries Near growing point

Cite this Entry

“Growing point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

growing point

: the tip of a plant shoot from which additional shoot tissues develop
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!