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outgrowth

[out-grohth] /ˈaʊtˌgroʊθ/
noun
1.
a natural development, product, or result:
to consider truancy an outgrowth of parental neglect.
2.
an additional, supplementary result.
3.
a growing out or forth.
4.
something that grows out; offshoot; excrescence.
Origin of outgrowth
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; out- + growth
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  • Men would fain have a revival as the outgrowth of their agencies and progress.

  • This pamphlet and the project it presents is an outgrowth of that experience.

  • 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
  • It is an outgrowth and culmination of instincts, a fusion of them into a new product.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • A title is apt if it is an outgrowth of the plot—a text, as I have said.

    Short Story Writing Charles Raymond Barrett
British Dictionary definitions for outgrowth

outgrowth

/ˈaʊtˌɡrəʊθ/
noun
1.
a thing growing out of a main body
2.
a development, result, or consequence
3.
the act of growing out
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Word Origin and History for outgrowth
n.

1837, from out (adv.) + growth. Figurative sense "natural product" is earlier (1828).

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