Meaning of growth

growth

Pronunciation: (grōth), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
  2. size or stage of development: It hasn't yet reached its full growth.
  3. completed development.
  4. development from a simpler to a more complex stage: the growth of ritual forms.
  5. development from another but related form or stage: the growth of the nation state.
  6. something that has grown or developed by or as if by a natural process: a growth of stubborn weeds.
  7. an abnormal increase in a mass of tissue, as a tumor.
  8. origin; source; production: onions of English growth.
—adj.
  1. of or denoting a business, industry, or equity security that grows or is expected to grow in value over a long period of time: a growth industry; a growth stock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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