growth


growth
noun
1 INCREASE IN AMOUNT (U) an increase in amount, size, or degree: efforts to control population growth
(+ in): During the 1970's there was rapid growth in oil production and consumption. | growth rate (=the speed at which something increases or grows): Japan's economic growth rate | growth area/industry (=an area of business that is growing very quickly)
2 PERSON/ANIMAL/PLANT (U) the development of the physical size, strength etc of a person, animal or plant over a period of time: Vitamins are essential for healthy growth.
3 INCREASE IN IMPORTANCE (singular, uncountable) the gradual development and increase of a particular feeling, idea, or way of living
(+ of): the growth of capitalism | Currently there is a growth of interest in African music.
4 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (U) the development of someone's character, intelligence or emotions: emotional/intellectual/personal etc growth: A loving home environment is essential for a child's personal growth.
5 SWELLING (C) a swelling on your body or under your skin, caused by disease: a cancerous growth
6 GROWING THING (C, U) something which has grown: I thought the tree was dead, but there are signs of new growth.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • growth — [ grouθ ] noun *** ▸ 1 a gain in number, etc. ▸ 2 economic increase ▸ 3 when living things grow ▸ 4 emotional development ▸ 5 something that grows ▸ 6 lump in/on living thing 1. ) singular or uncount an increase in the number, size, or importance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Growth — refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money) or abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature). It can also refer to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Growth — (gr[=o]th), n. [Icel. gr[=o][eth]r, gr[=o][eth]i. See {Grow}.] 1. The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • growth — [n1] development, progress advance, advancement, aggrandizement, augmentation, beefing up*, boost, buildup, crop, cultivation, enlargement, evolution, evolvement, expansion, extension, fleshing out*, flowering, gain, germination, heightening,… …   New thesaurus

  • growth — [grōth] n. 1. the process of growing or developing; specif., a) gradual development toward maturity b) formation and development 2. a) degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc. b) the full extent of such increase 3 …   English World dictionary

  • growth — growth. См. рост. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • growth — I (evolution) noun advancement, development, evolvement, expansion, flowering, fruition, germination, improvement, maturation, movement toward adulthood, movement toward maturity, progress, ripening, sprouting, unfolding II (increase) noun… …   Law dictionary

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  • growth — 1550s, from GROW (Cf. grow) + TH (Cf. th), on model of health, stealth, etc. Cf. O.N. groði, from groa to grow. In this sense, O.E. used grownes …   Etymology dictionary

  • growth — ► NOUN 1) the process of growing. 2) something that has grown or is growing. 3) a tumour or other abnormal formation …   English terms dictionary


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