growth


growth
[[t]gro͟ʊθ[/t]]
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1) N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n The growth of something such as an industry, organization, or idea is its development in size, wealth, or importance.

...the growth of nationalism.

...Japan's enormous economic growth.

...high growth rates.

2) N-UNCOUNT: also a N, oft supp N, N in n, N of amount The growth in something is the increase in it.

A steady growth in the popularity of two smaller parties may upset the polls...

The area has seen a rapid population growth...

The market has shown annual growth of 20 per cent for several years.

3) ADJ: ADJ n A growth industry, area, or market is one which is increasing in size or activity.

Computers and electronics are growth industries and need skilled technicians...

Real estate lending has become the biggest growth area for American banks.

4) N-UNCOUNT: usu supp N Someone's growth is the development and progress of their character.

...the child's emotional and intellectual growth...

Different teachers make different contributions to a student's growth.

5) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp Growth in a person, animal, or plant is the process of increasing in physical size and development.

...hormones which control fertility and body growth...

Cells divide and renew as part of the human growth process.

6) N-VAR You can use growth to refer to plants which have recently developed or which developed at the same time.

This helps to ripen new growth and makes it flower profusely...

Pinch out the tips of the young growths to make for compact, bushy plants.

7) N-COUNT A growth is a lump that grows inside or on a person, animal, or plant, and that is caused by a disease.

This type of surgery could even be used to extract cancerous growths.


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  • growth — [ grouθ ] noun *** ▸ 1 a gain in number, etc. ▸ 2 economic increase ▸ 3 when living things grow ▸ 4 emotional development ▸ 5 something that grows ▸ 6 lump in/on living thing 1. ) singular or uncount an increase in the number, size, or importance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Growth — refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money) or abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature). It can also refer to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Growth — (gr[=o]th), n. [Icel. gr[=o][eth]r, gr[=o][eth]i. See {Grow}.] 1. 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • growth — [n1] development, progress advance, advancement, aggrandizement, augmentation, beefing up*, boost, buildup, crop, cultivation, enlargement, evolution, evolvement, expansion, extension, fleshing out*, flowering, gain, germination, heightening,… …   New thesaurus

  • growth — [grōth] n. 1. the process of growing or developing; specif., a) gradual development toward maturity b) formation and development 2. a) degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc. b) the full extent of such increase 3 …   English World dictionary

  • growth — growth. См. рост. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • growth — I (evolution) noun advancement, development, evolvement, expansion, flowering, fruition, germination, improvement, maturation, movement toward adulthood, movement toward maturity, progress, ripening, sprouting, unfolding II (increase) noun… …   Law dictionary

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  • growth — 1550s, from GROW (Cf. grow) + TH (Cf. th), on model of health, stealth, etc. Cf. O.N. groði, from groa to grow. In this sense, O.E. used grownes …   Etymology dictionary

  • growth — ► NOUN 1) the process of growing. 2) something that has grown or is growing. 3) a tumour or other abnormal formation …   English terms dictionary


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