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[ grohth ]


  1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; growing; development; gradual increase.

    Synonyms: expansion, augmentation

    Antonyms: decrease, decline

  2. size or stage of development:

    It hasn't yet reached its full growth.

  3. completed development.
  4. development from a simpler to a more complex stage:

    the growth of ritual forms.

  5. development from another but related form or stage:

    the growth of the nation state.

  6. something that has grown grown or developed by or as if by a natural process:

    a growth of stubborn weeds.

    Synonyms: outgrowth, result

  7. Pathology. an abnormal increase in a mass of tissue, as a tumor.

    Synonyms: excrescence

  8. origin; source; production:

    onions of English growth.


  1. of or denoting a business, industry, or equity security that grows or is expected to grow in value over a long period of time:

    a growth industry; a growth stock.


/ ɡrəʊθ /


  1. the process or act of growing, esp in organisms following assimilation of food
  2. an increase in size, number, significance, etc
  3. something grown or growing

    a new growth of hair

  4. a stage of development
  5. any abnormal tissue, such as a tumour
  6. modifier of, relating to, causing or characterized by growth

    a growth industry

    growth hormone

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/ grōth /

  1. 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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Other Words From

  • anti·growth adjective
  • pre·growth noun
  • re·growth noun
  • super·growth noun adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of growth1

First recorded in 1550–60; grow, -th 1; probably cognate with Old Norse grōthr
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Example Sentences

The trail shoots into a valley of second-growth hardwoods enveloped by scalloped sandstone cliffs.

Automating your marketing will take your growth strategy to the next level.

I actually prefer to not date people who are too similar in thought as it stifles each other’s growth.

Increasing your sales volume in the early stages of your company will spur word of mouth growth in the future as more customers leave reviews for your products and share their impressions with others via word of mouth.

As you develop a holistic local SEO strategy, your business will begin to reach milestones and gear up for long-term growth.

It is very popular in Southeast Asia and has had massive growth.

Texas has also started to become an engine of economic growth.

Their clear priorities : faster economic growth and promoting upward mobility for the middle and working classes.

Even in places as blue-leaning as Colorado, Latino support for pro-growth Republicans has been growing.

Set among the vacant houses of suburban New Mexico, the film offers a bleak perspective on the possibility of growth and renewal.

Water itself is of course essential to the growth of every plant, but the benefits of Irrigation reach far beyond this.

Potatoes also are extensively planted, and I never saw a more vigorous growth.

It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.

These figures exemplify the material growth of industrial Scotland in the forty years that have passed.

It was a beautiful sight, those rows of small trees with their large, glossy leaves, shut in by woods of a larger growth.





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