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Dictionary definition for: Growing

1. (n) (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. (s) increasing in size or degree or amount; "her growing popularity" "growing evidence of a world depression" "a growing city" "growing businesses"

3. (n) (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

4. (s) having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life; "flourishing crops" "flourishing chicks" "a growing boy" "fast-growing weeds" "a thriving deer population"

5. (a) relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn" "good growing weather"

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