What does growth mean?

Definitions for growth
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(noun)

    (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. growth(noun)

    a progression from simpler to more complex forms

    "the growth of culture"

  3. increase, increment, growth(noun)

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

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

  4. growth(noun)

    vegetation that has grown

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

  5. emergence, outgrowth, growth(noun)

    the gradual beginning or coming forth

    "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

  6. growth(noun)

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

  7. growth(noun)

    something grown or growing

    "a growth of hair"

Wiktionary

  1. growth(Noun)

    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.

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

  2. growth(Noun)

    the act of growing, getting bigger or higher

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

  3. growth(Noun)

    something that grows or has grown

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

  4. growth(Noun)

    an abnormal mass such as a tumor

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Growth(noun)

    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

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

  2. Growth(noun)

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

    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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How to say growth in sign language?

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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. Valentin Vogt:

    So far we have around 80,000 per year and economic growth is around 1 percent. I would say around 65,000 (would be appropriate in 2016) and if unemployment would rise I suspect it should be around 50,000.

  2. Chief Executive Herna Verhagen:

    This growth is the main driver for the improved performance, we expect Parcels to continue its growth and strengthen its market position.

  3. Rick Ector:

    Rick Ector said women are driving growth in Rick Ector business. It used to be that we would only have one or two women in a class, now we are seeing much, much more. This past May, I held a class where we trained 300 ladies.

  4. Theresa May:

    As we prepare to leave the European Union, we have an unprecedented opportunity to do more, it's an opportunity to reach a free trade agreement that creates jobs and growth here in the UK and right across the United States.

  5. Raymond James ' Siegfried:

    Solid global demand growth combined with declining production both domestically( in the U.S.) and globally, should lead to a meaningfully undersupplied global oil market by mid-2016.

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