- n (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
- n a progression from simpler to more complex forms
the growth of culture
- n a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
the growth of population
- n vegetation that has grown
a growth of trees
the only growth was some salt grass
- n the gradual beginning or coming forth
- n (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
- n something grown or growing
a growth of hair
- After decades of rapid economic growth, Asia's environment is at a tipping point.
- IN biology, growth is a distinguishing mark of life; in economics it has long seemed the sine qua non of the good life.
- Analysis: New growth figures raise fears of inflation, but the consensus remains that China can avoid a hard landing.
- Ben Bernanke in Los Angeles Times
The Fed "will strongly resist an erosion of longer-term inflation expectations, as an unanchoring of those expectations would be destabilizing for growth as well as for inflation," Bernanke said.
- Barack Obama in The Associated Press
Export growth leads to job growth and economic growth,Obama said as he named 18 business, labor and government leaders to a new export advisory council.
- Richard Clark in Wall Street Journal
These changes are crucial to drive future growth and realize the promise of being a global health care leader for the long term,Chairman and Chief Executive Richard T. Clark said in a press release.