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growth

[ grohth ]
/ groʊθ /
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noun
adjective
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.
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Origin of growth

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

OTHER WORDS FROM growth

an·ti·growth, adjectivepre·growth, nounre·growth, nounsu·per·growth, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for growth

growth
/ (ɡrəʊθ) /

noun
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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Scientific definitions for growth

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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