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Growth appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Zelda might fix the job growth plans very quickly on Monday. (49 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun growth:

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Definition of the noun growth

What does growth mean as a name of something?

Growth is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: growths

  1. (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
  2. a progression from simpler to more complex forms
    • example: the growth of culture
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • more generic words: development / evolution = a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage
  3. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
    • example: the growth of population
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • synonyms of growth: increase / increment
    • more generic terms: physical process / process = a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    • more specific terms:
      • accession = a process of increasing by addition
      • accumulation / accretion = an increase by natural growth or addition
      • accretion = an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
      • accretion = growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
      • accretion = the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
      • multiplication = a multiplicative increase
      • population growth = increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
      • proliferation = a rapid increase in number
      • pullulation = a rapid and abundant increase
      • relaxation = the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
      • broadening / widening = an increase in width
  4. vegetation that has grown
    • examples: a growth of trees | the only growth was some salt grass
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: botany / flora / vegetation = all the plant life in a particular region or period
  5. the gradual beginning or coming forth
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of growth: emergence / outgrowth
    • more generic word: beginning = the event consisting of the start of something
    • more specific word: rise = a growth in strength or number or importance
  6. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
    • domain: pathology
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: illness / malady / sickness / unwellness = impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    • more specific words:
      • excrescence = an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
      • exostosis = a benign outgrowth from a bone
      • polypus / polyp = a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
      • peduncle = the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
      • neoplasm / tumour / tumor = an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
      • hamartoma = a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
  7. something grown or growing
    • example: a growth of hair
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
    • more specific word: ingrowth = something that grows inward

Alternative definition of the noun growth


  1. an increase in size, number, value, or strength
  2. [biology] the act of growing, getting bigger or higher
  3. [biology] something that grows or has grown
  4. [pathology] an abnormal mass such as a tumor


"Growth" is a 2010 American horror film written and directed by Gabriel Cowan.


"Growth" is a book by Dale W. Jorgenson.


"Growth" is an artwork by Hans Arp, begun in (77 years ago).


  1. "Growth" is a musical EP of Jeff Mills.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Growth" is a musical album of Inhumate.
  3. "Growth" is a musical EP of Sey Hollo.
    • released on
  4. "Growth" is a musical EP of Tommie Sunshine.
    • released on
  5. "Growth" is a composition.
  6. "Growth" is a composition.


growth is a gene group, gene ontology group.

Phrases with Growth

Phrases starting with the word Growth:

  1. growth rate
  2. growth ring
  3. Growth Spurt
  4. growth stock
  5. growth factor
  6. Growth medium
  7. growth hormone
  8. growth industry
  9. growth regulator

Phrases ending with the word Growth:

  1. old growth
  2. rapid growth
  3. second growth
  4. Organic growth
  5. rate of growth
  6. economic growth
  7. Negative Growth
  8. population growth
  9. Exponential growth

Other phrases containing the word Growth:

  1. Old-growth forest
  2. nerve growth factor

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Growth

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Google previewUniversities and Innovation Economies (2016)

The Creative Wasteland of Post-Industrial Society by Peter Murphy

Cyclical Creation Growth is an unambiguous plus in modern economies, even though economic growth is a paradoxical phenomenon. Every expansion contains the seeds of contraction and each contraction presages future growth.

Google previewRegional Advantage and Innovation (2012)

Achieving Australia's National Outcomes by Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters, Peter Vitartas

Economic growth is an increase in inflation-adjusted GDP per capita per period ( correcting for inflation and population growth). Virtually all governments proclaim economic growth as the key to prosperity and as a primary aim of policy.

Google previewJohn Dewey’s Philosophy of Education (2012)

An Introduction and Recontextualization for Our Times by J. Garrison, S. Neubert, K. Reich

Growth is the kind of continuity that most concerns Dewey who insists that “the educative process is a continuous...

Google previewPerturbation Analysis of Optimization Problems (2013)

by J.Frederic Bonnans, Alexander Shapiro

If x0 satisfies Robinson's constraint qualification, then a necessary and sufficient condition for quadratic growth is that for some 6 = 0, ...

Google previewTowards a Theology of Church Growth (2016)

by David Goodhew

Hence questioning church growth is a necessary exercise.

Google previewEconomics After the Crisis (2014)

An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspective by Irene van Staveren

Economic growth is a major macroeconomic concern for both economists and policy makers. Economic growth is defined as the increase in gross domestic product (GDP). Negative growth is a decline in GDP. There are three main reasons ...

Google previewNanostructures: Synthesis, Functional Properties and Application (2003)

Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications by Thomas Tsakalakos, Ilya A. Ovid'ko, Asuri K. Vasudevan

Introduction Grain growth is a well known phenomenon of the evolution of microstructure in a deformed polycrystal,

Google previewFostering Sustainable Growth in Ukraine (2002)

by Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, Iryna Akimova

Growth is a very welcome economic development for Ukraine. But this does not mean that there are no questions associated with the recent turnaround in economic performance. The most important of these questions, of course, regards ...

Google previewEnigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments (1999)

by Joseph Seckbach

Balanced growth is a physiological state whereby ";...all cell constituents begin to increase by the same proportion over the...

Since balanced growth is the most reproducible physiological state of a bacterial culture, experiments performed in ...

Google preview2D and 3D Grain Growth Modeling and Simulation (2008)

by Luis Antonio Barrales-Mora

Grain growth is a widely investigated phenomenon in materials science. It influences a large variety of physical and mechanical properties of polycrystalline materials. Grain growth is the result of the collective migration of the grain boundaries ...

Google previewResearch note SO (1984)

by Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)

Periodic volume growth is the difference between the final and initial measurements.

Google previewThe Wealthy Renter (2016)

How to Choose Housing That Will Make You Rich by Alex Avery

Population growth is the single biggest driver of demand for housing, and positive growth is a critical feature of any healthy housing market. When a population is ...

Google previewTip Growth in Plant and Fungal Cells (2013)

by I. B. Heath

Tip growth is the process whereby walled cells extend by synthesis and expansion predominantly or exclusively at the very tip of the cell. The result of tip growth is a tubular cell. The process is arguably one of the most widespread phenomena ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Environmental Pollution, Agriculture and Health Hazards: Nature conservation (2004)

by A. K. Shrivastava

Chapter 11 TOXICITY THAT CAUSES CANCER A tumor is a example of misplaced growth: a localized failure in the mechanisms that control cell division in the organism, tumors are often distinct from the surrounding tissue, separated from ...

Google previewThe Entrepreneur’s Dictionary of Business and Financial Terms (2013)

by Khwaja Masoom

Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR): Shows how fast a company can grow using internally generated assets without issuing additional debt or equity. SGRprovides a usefulbenchmarkfor judging acompany's appropriaterate of growth.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing: Market regulation and development (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

GROWTH. AND. DEVELOPMENT. OF. REGULATED. MARKETS. IN. INDIA. M.M. Ghosh Introduction The adoption of scientific technology of agricultural production by the farmers has created a great demand for better and improved inputs.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Molecular/ physiological events and emerging regulatory genes Proliferation Growth arrest + early markers' appearance Clonal expansion Lipid accumulation Pref-1 ECM alterations Cytoskeletal remodeling LPL CD36 SREBP-1 C/EBPβ & δ ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the IMF (2000)

by Norman K. Humphreys

The market-oriented program had initially achieved some positive results: inflation had been reduced to 10 percent by the end of 1991, the distorted exchange rate and trade system had been liberalized, and real GDP growth was averaging ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Economics and Commerce (2014)

by T. E. Daniel-Kagbare

Economic Growth and Development, Determinants of: 1. Capital: Capital funds are central to funding production activities. In the initial stages of development, capital may have to be imported in the form of borrowing, grants and development ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of North American Environmentalism (1997)

by Edward Robert Wells, Alan M. Schwartz

As the world becomes aware of what can happen to a country where economic growth and industrialization are pursued without consideration of environmental quality, many societies are becoming increasingly aware of environmental limits.

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Growth, poem in sign language. By Wim Emmerik (a 30 sec clip)

30 second clip of a poem by Wim Emmerik. Dutch Sign Language. A film (5min) by Anja Hiddinga & Leendert Pot. Part of 5 short film poems 'Motioning'

Quotes about Growth

The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind. (Vita Sackville-West)
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Scrabble value of G2R1O1W4T1H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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