the act or process, or a manner of ; development; gradual increase.
size or stage of development:
It hasn’t yet reached its full growth.
development from a simpler to a more complex stage:
the growth of ritual forms.
development from another but related form or stage:
the growth of the nation state.
something that has or developed by or as if by a natural process:
a growth of stubborn weeds.
Pathology. an abnormal increase in a mass of tissue, as a tumor.
origin; source; production:
onions of English growth.
of or denoting a business, industry, or equity security that or is expected to in value over a long period of time:
a growth industry; a growth stock.
the process or act of growing, esp in organisms following assimilation of food
an increase in size, number, significance, etc
something grown or growing: a new growth of hair
a stage of development
any abnormal tissue, such as a tumour
(modifier) of, relating to, causing or characterized by growth: a growth industry, growth hormone
1550s, from grow + -th (2), on model of health, stealth, etc. Cf. Old Norse groði, from groa “to grow.” In this sense, Old English used grownes.
The process of growing.
Full development; maturity.
An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength.
Something that grows or has grown.
An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on an organism.
An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
the act of . a group or number of . Contemporary Examples “Clearly Obama will have to say something about immigration policy,” says Selee. The Salahis Are Not Invited Dayo Olopade May 17, 2010 But the episode could damage her with Latino voters—a crucial bloc already inflamed over the nation’s immigration wars. Meg Whitman’s Latino […]
an island in the E Mediterranean, NW of Crete: archaeological site. 8½ sq. mi. (22 sq. km). Historical Examples The teeth are shaped like equilateral triangles and square shanks are used, exactly as with the Antikythera machine. On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass Derek J. de Solla Price
productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain. the body of persons engaged in such activity, especially those working for wages. this body of persons considered as a class (distinguished from and ). physical or mental work, especially of a hard or fatiguing kind; toil. a job or task done or to be done. […]
a group of books in the New Testament, generally held to be uncanonical by the early church. Historical Examples The inventive minds of scholars designated a group of writings in the Alexandrian canon as “antilegomena.” History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) Adolph Harnack The grounds on which each of the disputed books—antilegomena, chap. Companion […]