• WordNet 3.6
    • n outgrowth a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant "a bony process"
    • n outgrowth the gradual beginning or coming forth "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
    • n outgrowth a natural consequence of development
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Outgrowth That which grows out of, or proceeds from, anything; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, a result or consequence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outgrowth That which grows out; an excrescence: specifically, in botany, a collective term for the various excrescences or growths from the general surface of plants, such as trichomes, prickles, bristles, the ligule of grasses, etc.
    • n outgrowth A development or growth from some other or earlier condition or state of things; a growth, development, result, or resultant from any kind of cause or beginning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outgrowth that which grows out of a thing: growth to excess
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In literature:

These are frequently the outgrowth of differences in temperament and early training.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
They were products of the same age, outgrowths of a similar soil.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
The exterior has no governing scheme, no "idee maitresse," no individual style, and is the outgrowth of no definite period.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Recamier, that his visits were the outgrowth of mere habit.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Astrological divination is an outgrowth of the Sabaean idolatry, and held in abomination by the monotheistic author of Genesis.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
This authority is largely the outgrowth of usage.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
He asserts that communal marriage is purely the outgrowth of imagination, and in so doing falls far behind Bachofen.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The tipping custom is not wholly the outgrowth of greed.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
In other Polychaetes one or more pairs of similar outgrowths are glandular.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Rather it seemed just some deadly outgrowth of these weird sands beside the mysterious lagoon.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin

In poetry:

The outgrowth of his youthful ken
No cold obstruction fetters;
He quickly learns the "types" of men,
And all the world of "letters."
"The Happy Printer" by Henry Austin Dobson

In news:

Sold-out crowd attends outgrowth of 'Blue Plate Special'.
But in Steve McQueen's Shame, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot—it is the plot.
Over the years, I invented or learned from others some frugal ways that are an outgrowth of that frugal Adirondack upbringing.
Faith in reason is the direct, logical outgrowth of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
The Naranjo Museum of Natural History is an outgrowth of 40 years of archeological pursuits by Lufkinite Neal Naranjo.
Looking at the main façade of a city apartment complex and seeing a line of dirty gray disks poke out of windows like plastic mushroom outgrowth is a double depresso shot of gadget neglect and bad design aesthetics.
Shortened urls are a natural outgrowth of the rise of social networking and micro-blogging services like Twitter, which have made online messaging more economical.
Solar Planet is the newer of the two, an outgrowth of Charley 's Grilled Subs, a chain that began in Columbus in 1986 and now has more than 400 units around the world.
An outgrowth of Chicago's derivatives markets, they go by wonky names like Global Electronic Trading Co. Tradebot and Infinium.
Macedonia , an outgrowth of Yugoslavia, signs DC firm to a six-month, $150K PR pact.
This is because black nationalism is an outgrowth of 1960s chic radicalism.
A logical outgrowth of an established boat builder is a marine operating company.
Do you see the music you made as Mayer as an outgrowth of being a DJ/producer.
Vigilante-style efforts to strip some Ohio residents of their right to vote are an outgrowth of the wave of laws and restrictions enacted by Republicans to make voting harder.
If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy.

In science:

It is worth to remember that the BKL analysis is an outgrowth of the earlier heuristic analysis of Lifshitz and Khalatnikov which gave the wrong answer (generic absence of singularities) and was shown to be in error by the rigorous mathematical arguments of the singularity theorems.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
The most successful topological version, homotopy, or “Quinn” stratified spaces [QS], were identified as an outgrowth of controlled topology and have local homotopy conditions relating the strata.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
The low entanglement production is a direct outgrowth of the matrix element randomness lag.
Matrix Element Randomness, Entanglement, and Quantum Chaos
An important outgrowth of this theory is a new set of rank-selection tools.
Minimax rank estimation for subspace tracking
The first non-classical invariant of Legendrian knots, dubbed Legendrian contact homology (LCH), appeared as an outgrowth of Eliashberg and Hofer’s work on symplectic field theory [EGH00].
On the equivalence of Legendrian and transverse invariants in knot Floer homology