growth

noun
\ ˈgrōth How to pronounce growth (audio) \

Definition of growth

1a(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
2a : something that grows or has grown a growth of willows
b : an abnormal proliferation of tissue (such as a tumor)
c : outgrowth
d : the result of growth : product Protestantism was a relatively recent growth.
3 : a producing especially by growing fruits of his own growth
4 : anticipated progressive growth especially in capital value and income some investors prefer growth to immediate income

Examples of growth in a Sentence

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web Job growth, meanwhile, has remained robust and the unemployment rate, at 3.7%, is still below levels most Fed officials consider to be sustainable in the longer run. Matthew Boesler, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2022 The Goldilocks economy could easily morph into a 1970s-style combination of persistent inflation and unsatisfactory growth. Burton G. Malkiel, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2022 Average wage growth slowed dramatically in absolute terms after 1979, and the gap between the middle class and the rich became a chasm. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2022 The economy appears to be on solid footing, with strong job growth. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 21 Sep. 2022 Since that time, the population of the seven basin states has grown by more than 52 million, much of the growth fueled by the water and electricity the dam has provided. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2022 Job growth, meanwhile, has remained robust and the unemployment rate, at 3.7%, is still below levels most Fed officials consider to be sustainable in the longer run. Time, 21 Sep. 2022 But major challenges remain as economists warn that the global economy could remain gripped by inflation and weak growth for years. John Hudson, Missy Ryan And Yasmeen Abutaleb, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Sep. 2022 There’s hope for the over-tweezed, too, says Day, who recommends Minoxidil 5-percent, applied with a brow brush, to regenerate growth. Jancee Dunn, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of growth

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for growth

grow + -th entry 3

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Last Updated

23 Sep 2022

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More Definitions for growth

growth

noun
\ ˈgrōth How to pronounce growth (audio) \

Kids Definition of growth

1 : a stage or condition in increasing, developing, or maturing The tree reached its full growth.
2 : a natural process of increasing in size or developing growth of a crystal
3 : a gradual increase the growth of wealth
4 : something (as a covering of plants) produced by growing

growth

noun
\ ˈgrōth How to pronounce growth (audio) \

Medical Definition of growth

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

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