- a natural development, product, or result: to consider truancy an outgrowth of parental neglect.
- an additional, supplementary result.
- a growing out or forth.
- something that grows out; offshoot; excrescence.
Origin of outgrowth
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Examples from the Web for outgrowth
Senate Bill 1070 is often seen as an outgrowth of Mexican migration.The Governor Who Hates Her State
July 19, 2010
MacGruber, made for less than $11 million, is an outgrowth of the Pepsi commercial that aired during the Super Bowl in 2009.Inside Lorne Michaels' Bubble
May 11, 2010
Bachmann justified her behavior as an outgrowth of her religious convictions.The Hate Monger of Minnesota
October 28, 2008
Men would fain have a revival as the outgrowth of their agencies and progress.The Ministry of Intercession
This pamphlet and the project it presents is an outgrowth of that experience.Marriage Enrichment Retreats
His affection for her had, indeed, been merely the outgrowth of life-long intimacy.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
The parable is the outgrowth of the events immediately preceding it.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
Colorado was the outgrowth of the great financial crisis of 1857.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska
Charles Warren Stoddard
- a thing growing out of a main body
- a development, result, or consequence
- the act of growing out
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Word Origin and History for outgrowth
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