outgrowth

noun
out·​growth | \ ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth \

Definition of outgrowth

1 : a process or product of growing out an outgrowth of hair
2 : consequence, by-product crime is often an outgrowth of poverty

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Synonyms for outgrowth

Synonyms

offshoot, shoot, sprout

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Examples of outgrowth in a Sentence

trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with the power lines a predictable outgrowth of the suburb's ever growing population will be the need for more schools

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The rules are an outgrowth of the VA Mission Act, which last year directed the agency to come up with new standards for private care and to streamline existing programs. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Veterans Are Freer to Choose," 5 Feb. 2019 The Jewish camping movement is a hybrid outgrowth of a slew of Jewish cultural projects: urban social and moral reform, Zionist education, denominational training, and the general acculturation to American-style leisure. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 The Art Ensemble was an outgrowth of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a not-for-profit collective that formed in Chicago in 1965. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles’ Review: First-Rate Riffs From the Second City," 3 Dec. 2018 One outgrowth of the Valley’s efforts, a service called MobilizeAmerica, has helped Baer find potential supporters in Florida’s 18th District, a chunk of the state about the size of Rhode Island. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why social media is friend to far-right politicians around the world," 30 Oct. 2018 In fact, that eclecticism is a natural outgrowth of the couple’s ancestral history. Leslie Camhi, ELLE Decor, "Tour the Sanctuary-Like Tribeca Duplex of Designer Beth Bugdaycay," 22 Aug. 2018 Fischer said the movement is a natural outgrowth of the anger at the Trump administration’s border policies, which included separating thousands of children from their parents. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Abolish ICE movement pits practicality against passion for local Democrats," 10 July 2018 The current effort to digitize and examine old fingerprint files was a natural outgrowth of that report, explained Michael Bars, a spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Services. Adiel Kaplan, miamiherald, "Miami grandma targeted as U.S. takes aim at naturalized immigrants with prior offenses," 9 July 2018 The flourishing of these and similar start-ups is partly due to a recalibrated Silicon Valley, an outgrowth of a broader reckoning with the gender biases amid venture-capital funds and other institutional forces. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "The Breastfeeding Movement Is Experiencing a Tech Revolution—Here's How It's Helping New Moms," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of outgrowth

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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outgrowth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outgrowth

: something that develops or results from something else
technical : something that grows out of something else

outgrowth

noun
out·​growth | \ ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth \

Kids Definition of outgrowth

: something that grows out of or develops from something else

outgrowth

noun
out·​growth | \ ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth \

Medical Definition of outgrowth

1 : the process of growing out in vitro, dopamine modifies axonal and dendritic outgrowth— Linda C. Mayes
2 : something that grows directly out of something else an outgrowth of hair a bony outgrowth

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