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Dictionary definition for: Growth

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. (n) a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"

3. (n) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

4. (n) vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees" "the only growth was some salt grass"

5. (n) the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

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

7. (n) something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"

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