Dictionary Results for growth


1. 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"

Synonym(s): growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process




2. growth - noun

· a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"

Hypernym(s): development, evolution




3. growth - noun

· a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

Synonym(s): increase, increment

Hypernym(s): process, physical_process




4. growth - noun

· vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"

Hypernym(s): vegetation, flora, botany




5. growth - noun

· the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

Synonym(s): emergence, outgrowth

Hypernym(s): beginning




6. growth - noun

· (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

Hypernym(s): illness, unwellness, malady, sickness




7. growth - noun

· something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object





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