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

Examples of nongrowth in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nongrowth was in 1841

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“Nongrowth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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