1. (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

Similar word(s): development, growing, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Definition categories: process

2. a progression from simpler to more complex forms

- the growth of culture

Definition categories: process, development, evolution

3. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

- the growth of population

Similar word(s): increase, increment

Definition categories: process

4. vegetation that has grown

- a growth of trees

- the only growth was some salt grass

Definition categories: group, botany, flora, vegetation

5. the gradual beginning or coming forth

Similar word(s): emergence, outgrowth

Definition categories: event, beginning

6. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

Definition categories: state, illness, malady, sickness, unwellness

7. something grown or growing

- a growth of hair

Definition categories: object

Sentences with growth as a noun:

- Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.