Meaning of GROWTH in English



Pronunciation: ' gr ō th

Function: noun

Date: 1557

1 a (1) : a stage in the process of growing : SIZE (2) : full growth b : the process of growing c : progressive development : EVOLUTION d : INCREASE , EXPANSION <the growth of the oil industry>

2 a : something that grows or has grown b : an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as a tumor) c : OUTGROWTH d : the result of growth : PRODUCT

3 : a producing especially by growing <fruits of his own growth >

4 : anticipated progressive growth especially in capital value and income <some investors prefer growth to immediate income>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.