Meaning of GROWTH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ groʊθ ]

( growths)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


The growth of something such as an industry, organization, or idea is its development in size, wealth, or importance.

...the growth of nationalism.

...Japan’s enormous economic growth.

...high growth rates.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n


The growth in something is the increase in it.

A steady growth in the popularity of two smaller parties may upset the polls...

The area has seen a rapid population growth...

The market has shown annual growth of 20 per cent for several years.

N-UNCOUNT : also a N , oft supp N , N in n , N of amount


A growth industry, area, or market is one which is increasing in size or activity. ( BUSINESS )

Computers and electronics are growth industries and need skilled technicians...

Real estate lending has become the biggest growth area for American banks.



Someone’s growth is the development and progress of their character.

...the child’s emotional and intellectual growth...

N-UNCOUNT : usu supp N


Growth in a person, animal, or plant is the process of increasing in physical size and development.

...hormones which control fertility and body growth...

Cells divide and renew as part of the human growth process.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp


You can use growth to refer to plants which have recently developed or which developed at the same time.

This helps to ripen new growth and makes it flower profusely...



A growth is a lump that grows inside or on a person, animal, or plant, and that is caused by a disease.

This type of surgery could even be used to extract cancerous growths.


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