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Noun
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growths, plural;
  1. The process of increasing in physical size
    • - the upward growth of plants
    • - the growth of the city affects the local climate
  2. The process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, or spiritually
    • - keeping a journal can be a vital step in our personal growth
  3. The increase in number and spread of small or microscopic organisms
    • - some additives slow down the growth of microorganisms
  4. The process of increasing in amount, value, or importance
    • - the rates of population growth are lowest in the north
  5. Increase in economic value or activity
    • - the government aims to get growth back into the economy
  6. Something that has grown or is growing
    • - a day's growth of unshaven stubble on his chin
  7. A tumor or other abnormal formation

  8. A vineyard or crop of grapes of a specified classification of quality, or a wine from it


  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"
  2. a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"
  3. increase: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
  4. vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
  5. emergence: the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
  6. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
  7. Growth is a 2009 American horror film, written and directed by Gabriel Cowan.
  8. an increase in size, number, value, or strength; the act of growing, getting bigger or higher; something that grows or has grown; an abnormal mass such as a tumor
  9. (Growths) Any new shoots that emerge, whether they be pseudo bulb, rhizome, leaf, stern, inflorescence, or root.
  10. Increase in diameter, basal area, height, and volume of individual trees or stands during a given period of time. Also known as increment (17).
  11. One of the seven goals. Its positive pole is comprehension; its negative pole is confusion. It is used for lifetimes emphasizing learning new things. It is the most frequently used goal. People in growth seek stimulation.
  12. An investment objective of many stock funds. Current income, if considered at all, is a secondary concern for these funds. Capital growth is achieved when the market value of a fund's holdings increases, causing the fund's net asset value per share to increase.
  13. This world label is applied both to a type of mutual fund and to a style of investing.  Growth funds invest for capital gains-the profit that you make when you sell an investment for more than your cost.
  14. Profit on an investment. Sometimes called earnings, return or interest.
  15. refers to measurable changes in body size such as changes in height, weight, and percentage of body fat.
  16. The purposeful expansion of the number of students enrolled at Scripps College and at The Claremont Colleges, as well as the expansion of the faculty cadre needed to serve this student population.
  17. Funds or stocks that carry relatively high valuations, because rapid growth is expected.
  18. An approach that has enabled the company to grow substantially in size or profits or market penetration. (Result)
  19. The amount, as a percent, a community's demand for water or wastewater treatment has increased or decreased. This value will be used to adjust future revenues and expenses.
  20. Usually an individual fish’s increase in length or weight with time. Also may refer to the increase in numbers of fish in a population with time.
  21. Style of investing that focuses on the future prospects for the company, not past sales, management and profits.
  22. Interval increase in the measurement of the maximum diameter of the observation. For hyperenhancing observations, growth may refer to entire observation or the hyperenhancing component.
  23. The development of the organization to a higher state of being.
  24. The process of becoming more sophisticated, independent, and content at rationalizing the misery of my stunted life.
  25. Classified by percentile as on North American growth charts. Average or normal growth is considered to be between the 25^th and 75^th percentiles for age and sex. Growth patterns: