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the act or process, or a manner of ; development; gradual increase.
size or stage of development:
It hasn’t yet reached its full growth.
completed development.
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.

growth (grōth)

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.


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