[ adjective noh-grohth; noun noh-grohth ]
/ adjective ˈnoʊˌgroʊθ; noun ˈnoʊˈgroʊθ /


failing to or unlikely to grow; showing a lack of progress or development: a no-growth industry.
restricting or prohibiting growth or expansion: a no-growth policy; no-growth rulings.


a policy or practice of curtailing growth, expansion, or development: After expanding too rapidly, the city is now in favor of no-growth.

Origin of no-growth

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019