What does growth mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesisnoun

    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

    "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

  2. growthnoun

    a progression from simpler to more complex forms

    "the growth of culture"

  3. increase, increment, growthnoun

    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

    "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

  4. growthnoun

    vegetation that has grown

    "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"

  5. emergence, outgrowth, growthnoun

    the gradual beginning or coming forth

    "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

  6. growthnoun

    (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

  7. growthnoun

    something grown or growing

    "a growth of hair"

Wiktionary

  1. growthnoun

    an increase in size, number, value, or strength

    Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.

  2. growthnoun

    the act of growing, getting bigger or higher

  3. growthnoun

    something that grows or has grown

  4. growthnoun

    an abnormal mass such as a tumor

  5. Etymology: From. Compare greyde, grøde, gröda. More at grow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Growthnoun

    the process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth

  2. Growthnoun

    that which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result

  3. Etymology: [Icel. grr, gri. See Grow.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Growth

    Gradual increase in the number, the size, and the complexity of cells of an individual. Growth generally results in increase in ORGAN WEIGHT; BODY WEIGHT; and BODY HEIGHT.

Editors Contribution

  1. growth

    A change in number or value.

    Economic growth is best when its moderate.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'growth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #740

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'growth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1797

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'growth' in Nouns Frequency: #328

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of growth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of growth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of growth in a Sentence

  1. Gus Faucher:

    I do think we will continue to see economic growth not just through the rest of this year but through the rest of 2016. There aren't those imbalances out there that would raise concerns about a potential recession any time soon, whoever the Democratic nominee is, he or she will be running on the message of: the economy is getting better and let's continue with those policies.

  2. Joseph Capurso:

    A calmer geopolitical backdrop and the signing of the U.S.?China Phase 1 agreement is, on balance, favorable for global growth, however, the 86-page Phase 1 agreement has not yet been made public. There are doubts how comprehensive the deal is, and whether the Phase 1 agreement will be implemented in full by both governments.

  3. Pearl Buck:

    A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

  4. Sam Bullard:

    The slower pace of productivity gains in recent years suggests the economy's potential rate of growth has fallen, thus, even with economic growth of around only 2 percent for the remainder of the year, inflation is likely to rise if corporations aim to maintain margins.

  5. Daniel Silver:

    The broad message from the ADP report is consistent with what we expect the government data to show, the labor market continued to add jobs on net in November but the pace of job growth slowed.

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