Meaning of GROWTH in English

GROWTH

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈgrōth ]

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

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