Definition of growth
2a : something that grows or has grown <a growth of willows>b : an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as a tumor)c : outgrowthd : 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
Origin and Etymology of growth
First Known Use: 1557
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Definition of growth for Students
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
Medical Definition of growth
1a (1): a stage in the process of growing (2): full growthb: the process of growing
2a: something that grows or has grownb: an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as a tumor)
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