- The definition of a growth is something that has grown on something else or an abnormal mass.
An example of growth is a wart.
- Growth is defined as a gradual development in maturity, age, size, weight or height.
- An example of growth is a wild teenaged girl becoming much calmer in her late twenties.
- An example of growth is a boy getting an inch taller between the ages of 14 and 15.
growth definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the process of growing or developing; specif.,
- gradual development toward maturity
- formation and development
- degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc.
- the full extent of such increase
- something that grows or has grown: a thick growth of grass
- an outgrowth or offshoot
- a tumor or other abnormal mass of tissue developed in or on the body
of or designating a stock, mutual fund, etc. or a company, industry, etc. whose value or earnings grow at a rate above average
growth definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. The process of growing.b. Full development; maturity.
- Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
- An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion: population growth.
- Something that grows or has grown: a new growth of grass.
- Pathology An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on a living organism.
- A result of growth; a product: concerns that are a growth of the new responsibilities.
Expected to have or investing in businesses expected to have higher-than-average increases in revenues and returns: a growth stock; a growth fund.
growth - Ologies & -Isms Definition
Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
auxesis growth, especially owing to an increase in cell size. Cf. merisis. —auxetic, adj. auxology Obsolete. Medicine. the science of growth, especially applied to micro-organisms. Also called auxanology. bathmism a hypothetical vital force, thought to control growth and the function of nutrition. chemotropism growth or motion in response to a chemical stimulus. —chemotropic, adj. culturist a cultivator or a person who grows things. embryogeny the formation and growth of an embryo. —embryogenic, embryogenetic, adj. endogeny development or growth from within. —endogenicity, n. —endogenous, adj. epiboly the growth of part of an organism in such a way that it overlays or surrounds another. —epibolic, adj. galvanotropism growth or moveinent of an organism in response to an electric current. —galvanotropic, adj. histogenesis the growth of organic tissues. —histogenic, histogenetic, adj. merisis any form of growth, especially as a product of cell division. Cf. auxesis. neoplasia the growth or formation of a neoplasm. —neoplastic, adj. neoplasm any abnormal formation or growth of tissue such as a tumor. —neoplastic, adj. physis 1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature. 2. nature considered as the source of growth and change. 3. something that grows or develops. plagiotropism the tendency of some plants to diverge from the vertical in their growth. —plagiotropic, adj. polyeidism the passing of an organism through several different forms in the growth process. stereotaxis orientation or movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a solid object. Cf. stereotropism. —stereotactic, adj. stereotropism growth or movement determined by contact with a solid. Cf. stereotaxis. —stereotropic, adj. teratology Biology. the study of malformations or abnormal growth in animals or vegetables. —teratologist, n. —teratological, adj. thigmotropism stereotropism. —thigmotropic, adj.
growth - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The process of growing.
- Full development; maturity.
- An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength.
- Something that grows or has grown.
- An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on an organism.
growth - Science Definition
An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.