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growth British & World English

The process of increasing in size

growth English Thesaurus

many countries have rapid population growth

full growth British & World English

The greatest size that a plant or animal naturally attains; maturity

growth area British & World English

A commercial field that is experiencing an increase in economic activity

growth fund British & World English

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks that are expected to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

growth rate British & World English

The speed at which something grows

growth ring British & World English

A concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during an annual or other regular period of growth

old-growth British & World English

(Of a tree, forest, etc.) never felled; mature

growth factor British & World English

A substance, such as a vitamin or hormone, which is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells

growth stock British & World English

A company stock that tends to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

second growth British & World English

Woodland growth that replaces harvested or burned virgin forest

smart growth British & World English

Planned economic and community development that attempts to curb urban sprawl and worsening environmental conditions

economic growth British & World English

An increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of the population over a period of time

growth company British & World English

A company that is growing rapidly in comparison to other companies in its field or the economy as a whole

growth hormone British & World English

A hormone which stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) that secreted by the pituitary gland

growth industry British & World English

An industry that is developing particularly rapidly

mushroom growth British & World English

A sudden development or expansion

exponential growth British & World English

Growth whose rate becomes ever more rapid in proportion to the growing total number or size

bovine growth hormone British & World English

A natural hormone in cattle that helps regulate growth and milk production and that may be produced artificially and given to dairy cattle to increase the yield of milk

epidermal growth factor British & World English

A mitogenic protein thought to be involved in such physical processes as normal cell growth, wound healing, and the formation of tumors

zero population growth British & World English

The maintenance of a population at a constant level by limiting the number of live births to only what is needed to replace the existing population

ingrowth British & World English

A thing which has grown inwards or within something

person of restricted growth in dwarf New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

considered offensive in the sense ‘abnormally small person’, but alternatives such as person of restricted growth have gained little currency

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