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growth British & World English

The process of increasing in size

growth English Thesaurus

many countries have rapid population growth

no-growth British & World English

Involving or exhibiting no growth. Also (in later use) of a policy, group, etc.: restricting, or advocating the restriction of, the growth of an economy, population, urban area, etc., especially on environmental grounds.

high-growth British & World English

(Of a company, stock, etc.) that is increasing greatly in size or value.

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 developing rapidly

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 rate at which something, in particular an economy or business, 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

black growth British & World English

Evergreen trees collectively.

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

advance growth British & World English

New trees that have arisen through natural propagation in advance of a process of tree removal or regeneration.

capital growth British & World English

An increase in the value of the assets owned by a company, person, etc.

negative growth British & World English

Biology reduction in the size of an organism in response to starvation or other unfavourable 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

midsummer growth British & World English

(In a tree) a second period of growth in a season.

exponential growth British & World English

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

human growth hormone British & World English

The human form of growth hormone (somatotropin); (also) a pharmaceutical preparation of this, originally obtained from pituitaries at autopsy, later produced by recombinant DNA technology, and used chiefly to treat children with pituitary dwarfism; abbreviated HGH.

nerve growth factor British & World English

A polypeptide consisting in its active form of two identical chains of 120 amino acids, which is produced normally by neurons, Schwann cells, glial cells, and various types of epithelial and connective tissue cells, and promotes the growth of (especially sensory and sympathetic) neurons and neurites, and also has certain modulatory effects on the immune system (abbreviated NGF).

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

platelet-derived growth factor British & World English

A cytokine composed of two homologous polypeptide chains, produced by platelets, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and various other types of cell, and having the main function of stimulating the division of mesenchymal cells and promoting wound healing (abbreviated PDGF).

ingrowth British & World English

A thing which has grown inwards or within something

regrowth British & World English

Renewed growth or expansion