Definition of growth
2a : something that grows or has grown a growth of willowsb : an abnormal proliferation of tissue (such 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
Recent Examples of growth from the Web
In June, Moody’s Investors Service cut the long-term credit ratings of Australia’s four biggest banks, saying surging home prices, rising household debt and sluggish wage growth pose a threat to the lenders.
Huntsville was going through a growth phase with tall buildings such as the Terry Hutchins Building built in 1925 and the Russel Erskine Hotel and Huntsville TImes Building being under construction.
A larger, older tree will suffer more shock and often will take years to put on much new growth.
The main east-west thoroughfare through Colleyville has old-growth trees in some areas that were slated to be bulldozed for sidewalks.
Marta Camkiran, senior esthetician at New York City's Haven Spa, also stresses shaving in the direction of hair growth to avoid irritating the follicles.
U.S. first-quarter economic growth was revised upward slightly on stronger consumer spending on services.
While the labor participation rate of 25- to 54-year-olds has been slowly climbing after hitting a post-recession low two years ago, a meaningful slice of Americans in the middle of their careers continue sitting out this period of economic growth.
The state has put more resources into respite care, and that's where the agency's growth is right now.
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GROWTH Defined for Kids
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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