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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web In a statement, State Budget Director John Hicks insisted that the state’s economy has been recovering at pace greater than anticipated due to vaccination efforts, federal government aid to individuals and businesses and employment growth. Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, The Courier-Journal, 12 July 2021 The expectation is that robust earnings growth will continue to support rich valuations. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 12 July 2021 The best way to understand Qatar's extraordinary growth and modernization is through its architecture, and no building is more emblematic of modern Doha than the National Museum of Qatar, or NMoQ, which sits along the city's Corniche. Whitney Robinson, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2021 The approach marks a reversal of years of economic policies that embraced low taxes as a way for countries to attract investment and fuel growth. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 11 July 2021 Analysts have high expectations for banks and are forecasting 116.3% earnings growth from the S&P 500 financial sector in the second quarter, according to FactSet. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 11 July 2021 The approach marks a reversal of years of economic policies that embraced low taxes as a way for countries to attract investment and fuel growth. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 10 July 2021 At the same time, even though Netflix’s growth domestically seems to have stalled out, there’s no streaming rival at the moment that can match its global scale. Andy Meek, BGR, 10 July 2021 Crystal City Metro station to accommodate the neighborhood’s growth, which includes thousands of workers expected to fill Amazon’s second headquarters. Washington Post, 10 July 2021

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First Known Use of growth

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

History and Etymology for growth

see grow

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13 Jul 2021

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“Growth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growth. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for growth

growth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of growth

: natural increase in size
: the process of forming or developing something
: an increase in the number, amount, or size of something

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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