growth meaning

EN[ɡɹoʊθ] [ɡɹəʊθ] [-əʊθ]
  • Growth refers to a positive change in size, often over a period of time. Growth can occur as a stage of maturation or a process toward fullness or fulfillment.
  • The quantity can be:
  • Physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money)
  • Abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature)
  • It can also refer to the mode of growth, i.e. numeric models for describing how much a particular quantity grows over time.
  • Biology
  • Cell growth
  • A tumor is sometimes referred to as a "growth"

    Definition of growth in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgrowthsSUF-th
    1. An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
      1. Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [ …] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
    2. (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
      1. (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
        1. (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Like the tourist and the pilgrim, the spa-goer becomes the heroine of her own adventure: her growth and self-mastery consist of dominating the flesh.
            • Munkvold and O’Mara (2002) reported that fludioxonil was more effective in promoting rapid maize root growth compared with the fungicides captan and difeconazole.
            • A study with pure prodelphinidin B3 and C2 showed that they inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells through cell cycle arrest and caspase-3 activation.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Agrocin 84, having gained access to the A . tumefaciens C58 cytoplasm, is maturated into a toxic moiety (TM84) that inhibits agrobacterial growth.
            • Spaying a cat is a form of sterilization to limit the population growth.
            • Many analysts cite Swedish bank nationalization, from the early 1990s, as a model, because the Swedes later reprivatized these banks and resumed economic growth.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -th
                • Suffixes that form nouns from adjectives
                  • Words suffixed with -th
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of growth for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "growth" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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              Definiteness: Level 8
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