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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Growth  \Growth\,  n.  [Icel.  gro?r,  gr??i.  See  {Grow}.] 
  1.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  has  grown  or  is  growing;  anything  produced; 
  product;  consequence;  effect;  result. 
 
  Nature  multiplies  her  fertile  growth.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  growth 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {growing},  {maturation}, 
  {development},  {ontogeny},  {ontogenesis}]  [ant:  {nondevelopment}] 
  2:  a  progression  from  simpler  to  more  complex  forms;  "the 
  growth  of  culture" 
  3:  a  process  of  becoming  larger;  "the  increase  in 
  unemployment";  "the  growth  of  population"  [syn:  {increase}, 
  {increment}]  [ant:  {decrease},  {decrease}] 
  4:  vegetation  that  has  grown;  "a  growth  of  trees";  "the  only 
  growth  was  some  salt  grass" 
  5:  the  gradual  beginning  or  coming  forth;  "figurines  presage 
  the  emergence  of  sculpture  in  Greece"  [syn:  {emergence},  {outgrowth}] 
  6:  (pathology)  an  abnormal  proliferation  of  tissue  (as  in  a 
  tumor) 
  7:  something  grown  or  growing;  "a  growth  of  hair" 




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