2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Growth \Growth\ (gr[=o]th), noun [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, 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. --Shak.

2. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result.

Nature multiplies her fertile growth. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (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" [syn: {growth}, {growing}, {maturation}, {development}, {ontogeny}, {ontogenesis}] [ant: {nondevelopment}]

2: a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"

3: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population" [syn: {increase}, {increment}, {growth}] [ant: {decrease}, {decrement}]

4: vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"

5: the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece" [syn: {emergence}, {outgrowth}, {growth}]

6: (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

7: something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"

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