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noun (n)

  • (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 (noun.process)
    source: wordnet30
  • a progression from simpler to more complex forms (noun.process)
    The growth of culture.
    source: wordnet30
  • a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important (noun.process)
    Synonym: increase, increment
    Antonym: decrease, decrement
    The growth of population.
    source: wordnet30
  • vegetation that has grown (
    A growth of trees.
    The only growth was some salt grass.
    source: wordnet30
  • the gradual beginning or coming forth (noun.event)
    Synonym: emergence, outgrowth
    source: wordnet30
  • (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor) (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • something grown or growing (noun.object)
    A growth of hair.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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