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. vegetation that has grown; " a growth of trees"; " the only growth was some salt grass"
  3. something grown or growing; " a growth of hair"
  4. a progression from simpler to more complex forms; " the growth of culture"
  5. 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.
  6. The progressive increase of animal or vegetable bodies; advancement; increase; progress; result.
  7. A growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product.
  8. Increase in size; development; vegetation.
  9. Gradual increase, as of a living organism; augmentation; progress; promotion.
  10. Anything grown; product; effect.
  11. The process of growing that goes on in plants and animals; increase; advancement; progress; improvement; that which has grown; anything produced.
  12. 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.
  13. See under grow.
  14. Increase in substance of plant or animal, due to anabolism being greater than katabolism.