non·​growth | \ ˌnän-ˈgrōth How to pronounce nongrowth (audio) \

Definition of nongrowth

: lack of growth a period of nongrowth for the company In certain warm climates, as well as cold ones, there is no sharp division between seasons of growth and nongrowth.— John L. Feirer

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Recent Examples on the Web According to Wolfe, nongrowth stocks are those in the basic materials, energy, financial and industrials sectors. Simon Constable, WSJ, "What Are ‘Nongrowth’ Stocks and ‘Bond Surrogates’?," 10 Feb. 2020 When placed against the scalp for eight minutes three times a week, the laser light seems to have the ability to take dormant hair follicles that are in the resting, or nongrowth, phase into the anagen, or growth, phase. Nicole Catanese, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can You Make Your Hair Grow Faster?," 28 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of nongrowth

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongrowth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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