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growth US English

The process of increasing in physical size

growth US Thesaurus

population growth

full growth US English

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

growth fund US English

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

growth ring US English

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

old-growth US English

(Of a tree or forested area) never felled, harvested, or cleared; mature

growth factor US English

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

growth stock US English

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

second growth US English

Woodland growth that replaces harvested or burned virgin forest

smart growth US English

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

economic growth US English

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

growth company US English

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

growth hormone US English

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

growth industry US English

An industry that is developing particularly rapidly

mushroom growth US English

A sudden development or expansion

exponential growth US English

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

bovine growth hormone US 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 US 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 US 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 US English

A thing that has grown inward or within something