Associations to the word «Growth»


GROWTH, noun. An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
GROWTH, noun. (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
GROWTH, noun. (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
GROWTH, noun. (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
GROWTH FACTOR, noun. A naturally-occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, and cellular differentiation.
GROWTH HORMONE, noun. Any polypeptide hormone, secreted by the pituitary gland, that promotes growth and regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
GROWTH HORMONE, noun. Any synthetic substance that promotes growth in animals or plants.
GROWTH MEDIA, noun. Plural of growth medium
GROWTH MEDIUM, noun. (microbiology) A culture medium.
GROWTH RING, noun. Any of the concentric rings formed in the trunk of a tree by the annual growth of wood
GROWTH RINGS, noun. Plural of growth ring
GROWTH SPURT, noun. A sudden growth in one's body, especially during adolescence.
GROWTH SPURTS, noun. Plural of growth spurt
GROWTH STOCK, noun. (business) (finance) A corporate equity investment instrument which usually does not pay substantial dividends but which increases in value as the company grows, and which typically appeals to investors who have a long-term perspective.

Dictionary definition

GROWTH, noun. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children".
GROWTH, noun. A progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture".
GROWTH, noun. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population".
GROWTH, noun. Vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass".
GROWTH, noun. The gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece".
GROWTH, noun. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor).
GROWTH, noun. Something grown or growing; "a growth of hair".

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