growth

Definitions

  • Stages of Locust's Growth
    Stages of Locust's Growth
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n growth the gradual beginning or coming forth "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
    • n growth vegetation that has grown "a growth of trees","the only growth was some salt grass"
    • n growth something grown or growing "a growth of hair"
    • n growth (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 "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
    • n growth a progression from simpler to more complex forms "the growth of culture"
    • n growth a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important "the increase in unemployment","the growth of population"
    • n growth (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth
    • Growth That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result. "Nature multiplies her fertile growth ."
    • Growth The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth
    • n growth The process of growing; gradual natural increase, as of an animal or vegetable body; specifically, the process of developing from a germ, seed, or root to maturity.
    • n growth Increase in any way, as in bulk, extent, number, strength, value, etc.; development; advancement; extension.
    • n growth That which has grown; anything produced; a product.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth
    • Growth a growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product
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Quotations

  • Karen Kaiser Clark
    Karen Kaiser Clark
    “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
  • Herbert A. Otto
    Herbert A. Otto
    “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.”
  • George Washington
    George%20Washington
    “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    Pearl%20S.%20Buck
    “Love dies only when growth stops.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. grōðr, grōði. See Grow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grówan; Ice. gróa; conn. with green.

Usage

In literature:

There has been little change, but steady growth.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Growth of religious toleration.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The soil should be made very rich, to save time in their growth.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Can He who gave our bodies all their power of growth and strength, not give growth and strength to our minds?
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
Whatever results arise from growth of population within are emphasized by immigration.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
The roots will establish themselves for the first year, and good growth will usually follow.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Fresh spots appear during the first three days, so that at the end of that time they can be seen in all stages of growth and decay.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Hence, growth of consciousness, is growth of spirit; the spirit which molds and controls matter.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The bottom was mostly clear sand, dotted now and then by patches of growth.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It is rather too compact for the best growth of asparagus, as it contains very little sand.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
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In poetry:

The secrets of the trees she knew:
Their growth, their gladness,
And, when their time of death was due,
Their stately sadness.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
This touching growth hath made me dream —
It sends my soul afar
To where the Scottish mountains gleam
Against the Northern star.
"Heath from the Highlands" by Henry Kendall
And blend the poet's holocaustic fire,
Which burns
The earth-growth from the spiritual desire,
With all the lower life that ever spurns
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson
See! the fields are turning fairer,
And the skies are more divine:
Oh! what glorious growth shall ripen!
Oh! what glorious light will shine!
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
The ox was his help thereafter
When he ploughed the upland and lea,
And the growth on the Ridge of the Black Ox
Had a place in men's memory.
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
I watched the flower's growth; so fair it grew,
On not a leaf a stain;
Your soul to purest thoughts so sweetly true;
I did not watch in vain.
"M * * *" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Meet Bruce Lee , personal growth guru.
But I do enjoy watching the roster take shape, keeping an eye on the bubble guys and studying their growth from fake week 1 to the final roster cut.
Whether last year or last decade, state leaders have responded to financial crises without sacrificing one sacred budget cow - public university enrollment growth.
Needs New Educational Model for Economic Growth.
Many investors are starting to wonder whether incipient signs of economic growth will form a foundation for a new bull-market phase.
Number of products on a pad or shrink bundled remains on the upside of the growth curve.
3-year average Revenue Growth: 39% Profit Growth: 450% Total Return: 88.
3-year average Revenue Growth: 21% Profit Growth: 325% Total Return: 28.
After decades of slow but steady growth, the number of cremations in the state is now exceeding the number of burials, and experts expect the growth to continue in the years to come.
3-year average Revenue Growth: 29% Profit Growth: 40% Total Return: 26.
However, about 90,000 of those jobs were needed just to keep up with population growth, so net job growth is closer to 24,000 jobs.
Online retail traffic growth in the UK, France and Germany outpaced US online retail growth in November, reports comScore.
To be sure, the latest growth in consumer spending was still well below the rate of increase in the first half of the last decade, when easy credit and a boom in home prices fueled growth in the 3 percent range.
The National Restaurant Association finds that the job growth rate in the restaurant industry outpaces overall job growth rate in the U.S. NRA Reports Job Growth Rate For Restaurant Industry.
3-year average Revenue Growth: 90% Profit Growth: 34% Total Return: 2.
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In science:

If that happens in the random growth step, then this growth event is suppressed.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
Thirdly, we remark that the growth of A(R) is smaller or equal than one, so that we obtain that either r = 1 and s is a simple finite-dimensional Lie superalgebra or r = 0 and s is a simple linearly compact Lie superalgebra of growth 1, and we may use the classifications of the papers [K4] and [K5] respectively.
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
In the language of surface growth the Chv´atal-Sankoff constant takes the interpretation of the average growth velocity of the surface or of the ensemble averaged free energy per length in the directed polymer picture which is equivalent to the KPZ equation.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
This identification was formulated from an exact correspondence between a particular model of KPZ growth — the polynuclear growth model — and increasing subsequences of random permutations.
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
In the present paper we re-interpret this model as one of surface growth, and test if the resulting height distribution of this growth obeys a standard scaling law.
Scaling in a simple model for surface growth in a random medium
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