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.

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

  2. growthnoun

    the act of growing, getting bigger or higher

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

  3. growthnoun

    something that grows or has grown

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

  4. growthnoun

    an abnormal mass such as a tumor

    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

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

  2. Growthnoun

    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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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. Ross McLean:

    We expect to triple our revenue from Africa over the next five years. That is our objective and we are on track to do that, dow is absolutely betting on Africa's growth.

  2. Frederic Stevenin:

    Long term, the objective will be to list the entity as we believe this will be quite an attractive growth story. We think it's a natural outcome.

  3. Wang Jun:

    The focus will be on state-owned enterprise reforms, price reforms and fiscal reforms, the economic growth target will definitely be lowered. A target of 7 percent is more appropriate.

  4. Martin Luther King Jr., The Christmas Sermon On Peace in on Dec 24, 1967:

    Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.

  5. Joel Fishbein:

    We believe Imperva is the best-of-breed pure play leader in the growing database activity monitoring market and the web application firewall market, with a total addressable market opportunity of more than $4 billion, after some missteps in 2014, Imperva is experiencing accelerated top-line growth, and we believe 20-30 percent growth is sustainable.

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