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Definition 1: the gradual beginning or coming forth - [noun denoting event]

Samples where growth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece

Synonyms for growth in the sense of this definition

(growth is a kind of ...) the event consisting of the start of something

"the beginning of the war"

(... is a kind of growth ) a growth in strength or number or importance

Definition 2: vegetation that has grown - [noun denoting group]

Samples where growth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a growth of trees
  • the only growth was some salt grass

(growth is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 3: something grown or growing - [noun denoting object]

Samples where growth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a growth of hair

(growth is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of growth ) something that grows inward

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting process]

Samples where growth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children

Synonyms for growth in the sense of this definition

(growth is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of growth ) (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)

"the culture of cells in a Petri dish"

(... is a kind of growth ) the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced

(... is a kind of growth ) the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)

(... is a kind of growth ) differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)

(... is a kind of growth ) the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber

(... is a kind of growth ) the development of nerve tissues

(... is a kind of growth ) emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species

(... is a kind of growth ) growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

(... is a kind of growth ) a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind

(... is a kind of growth ) the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors

(... is a kind of growth ) progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities

(... is a kind of growth ) (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage

(... is a kind of growth ) the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow

(... is a kind of growth ) the failure to develop some part or organ

(... is a kind of growth ) the eruption through the gums of baby teeth

(... is a kind of growth ) the development of defects in an embryo

(... is a kind of growth ) the process of growth in plants

(... is a kind of growth ) the process of growing into a youth

(... is a kind of growth ) (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall

(... is a kind of growth ) the developmental process of forming tooth enamel

(... is a kind of growth ) the formation of new blood vessels

(... is a kind of growth ) (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

(... is a kind of growth ) growth from increase in cell size without cell division

(... is a kind of growth ) the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

(... is a kind of growth ) introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)

(... is a kind of growth ) (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)

(... is a kind of growth ) the process of fostering the growth of something

"the cultivation of bees for honey"

(... is a kind of growth ) the origin and development and variation of cells

(... is a kind of growth ) the fruiting stage of the inflorescence

(... is a kind of growth ) the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)

"a shrub of spreading habit"

(... is a kind of growth ) the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow

(... is a kind of growth ) the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis

(... is a kind of growth ) the bearing of fruit

(... is a kind of growth ) (botany) the process of forming leaves

(growth is a part of ...) the process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells

(growth belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

(growth is the domain which ... is member of) the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same

Definition 5: a progression from simpler to more complex forms - [noun denoting process]

Samples where growth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the growth of culture

(growth is a kind of ...) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

"the development of his ideas took many years" "the evolution of Greek civilization" "the slow development of her skill as a writer"

Definition 6: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important - [noun denoting process]

Samples where growth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the increase in unemployment
  • the growth of population

Synonyms for growth in the sense of this definition

(growth is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

(... is a kind of growth ) (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers

(... is a kind of growth ) a rapid and abundant increase

(... is a kind of growth ) a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)

"the proliferation of nuclear weapons"

(... is a kind of growth ) increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state

(... is a kind of growth ) a multiplicative increase

"repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors" "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"

(... is a kind of growth ) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases

(... is a kind of growth ) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles

(... is a kind of growth ) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment

(... is a kind of growth ) an increase by natural growth or addition

(... is a kind of growth ) a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)

"the art collection grew through accession"

(... is a kind of growth ) an increase in width

Definition 7: (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor) - [noun denoting state]

(growth is a kind of ...) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

(... is a kind of growth ) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

(... is a kind of growth ) a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)

(... is a kind of growth ) a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane

(... is a kind of growth ) the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body

(... is a kind of growth ) an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

(... is a kind of growth ) a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ

(growth belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

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