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

3 senses of outgrowth

Sense 1
outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset -- (a natural consequence of development)
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event")

Sense 2
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 3
process, outgrowth, appendage -- (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

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