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outgrowth

[ out-grohth ]
/ ˈaʊtˌgroʊθ /
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noun
a natural development, product, or result: to consider truancy an outgrowth of parental neglect.
an additional, supplementary result.
a growing out or forth.
something that grows out; offshoot; excrescence.
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Origin of outgrowth

First recorded in 1830–40; out- + growth

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British Dictionary definitions for outgrowth

outgrowth
/ (ˈaʊtˌɡrəʊθ) /

noun
a thing growing out of a main body
a development, result, or consequence
the act of growing out
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