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
            • What MacIntyre therefore rejects is the whole package, namely a growth economy managed by the state, with occasional corrections with welfare, and so on.
            • A microscopic examination revealed a mostly microfollicular pattern of growth with Call–Exner bodies and occasional macrofollicular pattern areas ( Fig.
            • Clinically, 13.8% of NPCs spread submucosally, and endoscopic detection misses as high as 51.4% of NPC patients with submucosal growth pattern.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Many analysts cite Swedish bank nationalization, from the early 1990s, as a model, because the Swedes later reprivatized these banks and resumed economic growth.
            • Some old, underfired clay pantiles might be damaged by button mosses rooting in cracks and fissures. But most post-war tiles are hard enough to withstand a bit of moss growth.
            • The diascope (a flat piece of glass) was used to press out the blood and expose the apple-jelly points of marginal 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

              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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