[ grohth ]
/ groʊθ /



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.

Origin of growth

1550–60; see grow, -th1; probably cognate with Old Norse grōthr


an·ti·growth, adjectivepre·growth, nounre·growth, nounsu·per·growth, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for growth

/ (ɡrəʊθ) /


the process or act of growing, esp in organisms following assimilation of food
an increase in size, number, significance, etc
something grown or growinga new growth of hair
a stage of development
any abnormal tissue, such as a tumour
(modifier) of, relating to, causing or characterized by growtha growth industry; growth hormone
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Medical definitions for growth

[ grōth ]


The process of growing.
Full development; maturity.
An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength.
Something that grows or has grown.
An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on an organism.
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Scientific definitions for growth

[ grōth ]

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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