Definitions of growth

  1. 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. the gradual beginning or coming forth; " figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
  3. ( pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue ( as in a tumor)
  4. vegetation that has grown; " a growth of trees"; " the only growth was some salt grass"
  5. something grown or growing; " a growth of hair"
  6. a progression from simpler to more complex forms; " the growth of culture"
  7. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; " the increase in unemployment"; " the growth of population"
  8. ( 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"
  9. 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.
  10. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result.
  11. The progressive increase of animal or vegetable bodies; advancement; increase; progress; result.
  12. The increase in size of a living being or any of its parts occurring in the process of development.
  13. A growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product.
  14. Increase in size; development; vegetation.
  15. Gradual increase, as of a living organism; augmentation; progress; promotion.
  16. Anything grown; product; effect.
  17. The process of growing that goes on in plants and animals; increase; advancement; progress; improvement; that which has grown; anything produced.
  18. The act of growing; in crease; advancement: grown over, covered with a growth, as of creeping plants: to grow out of, to issue from, as a branch from a tree; to result from - to grow up, to arrive at full stature or maturity to grow together, to become united by growth.
  19. See under grow.
  20. Increase in substance of plant or animal, due to anabolism being greater than katabolism.

Usage examples for growth

  1. We can trace the growth of this theory, and account for it naturally. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. At the time flight from love was as necessary to her growth as the return to love was necessary to her happiness to- day. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  3. Nevertheless, we stand for growth as against order; and for life as against death. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  4. My first objective is to have sound economic growth without inflation. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The growth of the State may be noticed since that time, for one county cost more than that last November. – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
  6. So will it ever be; Time cannot hold thy wondrous growth No, nor eternity. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  7. It makes a less heavy growth than rye, but can be used at a time of the year that rye would fail. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  8. So soon, however, as they are placed upon cattle growth begins. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  9. 2. Rapid limb growth – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  10. A great love and admiration which had gotten its full growth in a second under the magic of a look and a tone shook her from head to foot. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  11. Why, to have your growth and get into business for yourself. – Almost A Man by Mary Wood-Allen
  12. I desire only to promote its growth by its application and exercise. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. The infant nation in India requires constant struggle for its growth and development. – Freedom Through Disobedience by C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  14. But there is one thing we must not forget, and this is the Law of Growth – The Law and the Word by Thomas Troward
  15. He is, on the contrary, bound up with others from the start by the very laws of his growth – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  16. To Saint Louis it has been so useful that while on the one hand the growth of the city was the cause of its being built, on the other it has been one great cause of the continued growth and prosperity of the city. – James B. Eads by Louis How
  17. It seemed to cover a hundred acres or so, and to represent a sort of growth we had not before encountered. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  18. I cannot trace the growth of my love for Beatrice, for it seemed to come upon me with a rush; and yet, when I wondered how it came, it seemed to me that it must have been always so. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. Have tried and discarded Rawle's Janet, on account of slow growth – The Apple by Various
  20. Again, in addition to being slow, the phenomena of growth are secret. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond