Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun growth

7 senses of growth

Sense 1
growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((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")
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 2
growth -- (a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture")
       => development, evolution -- (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")

Sense 3
increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")
       => process, physical process -- (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")

Sense 4
growth -- (vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass")
       => vegetation, flora, botany -- (all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China")

Sense 5
emergence, outgrowth, growth -- (the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece")
       => beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")

Sense 6
growth -- ((pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor))
       => illness, unwellness, malady, sickness -- (impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism)

Sense 7
growth -- (something grown or growing; "a growth of hair")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

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