Synonyms of growth


1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis, organic process, biological process

usage: (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"

2. growth, development, evolution

usage: a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"

3. increase, increment, growth, process, physical process

usage: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

4. growth, vegetation, flora, botany

usage: vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"

5. emergence, outgrowth, growth, beginning

usage: the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

6. growth, illness, unwellness, malady, sickness

usage: (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

7. growth, object, physical object

usage: something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"

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Definition and meaning of growth (Dictionary)