Meaning of GROWTH in English

GROWTH

/grohth/ , n.

1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.

2. size or stage of development: It hasn't yet reached its full growth.

3. completed development.

4. development from a simpler to a more complex stage: the growth of ritual forms.

5. development from another but related form or stage: the growth of the nation state.

6. something that has grown or developed by or as if by a natural process: a growth of stubborn weeds.

7. Pathol. an abnormal increase in a mass of tissue, as a tumor.

8. origin; source; production: onions of English growth.

adj.

9. of or denoting a business, industry, or equity security that grows or is expected to grow in value over a long period of time: a growth industry; a growth stock.

[ 1550-60; see GROW, -TH 1 ; prob. c. ON grothr ]

Syn. 1. augmentation, expansion. 6. result, outgrowth. 7. excrescence.

Ant. 1. decline, decrease.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .