HyperDic: growth

English > 7 senses of the word growth:
NOUNprocessgrowth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically
processgrowtha progression from simpler to more complex forms
processgrowth, increase, incrementa process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
groupgrowthvegetation that has grown
eventgrowth, emergence, outgrowththe gradual beginning or coming forth
stategrowth(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
objectgrowthsomething grown or growing
growth > pronunciation
Soundsgrow'th
Rhymesboth ... undergrowth: 10 rhymes with owth...
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(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.
Synonymsgrowing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
Category ofisometryThe growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
PartsgastrulationThe process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
NarroweramelogenesisThe developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesisThe formation of new blood vessels
apposition(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesisgrowth from increase / increase / increase in cell size without cell division
blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescenceThe time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesisintroduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion(botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivationThe process of fostering the growth of something
culture(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
cytogenesis, cytogenyThe origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing(botany) the process of forming leaves
fructificationThe bearing of fruit
gametogenesisThe development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
germination, sproutingThe process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habitThe general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)
infructescenceThe fruiting stage / stage of the inflorescence
intussusception(biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescenceThe process of growing into a youth
life cycleThe course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisationThe abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesisdifferentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinization, myelinisationThe development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesisThe development of nerve tissues
palingenesis, recapitulationemergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferationgrowth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesisA general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesisThe development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor developmentprogressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development(psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages / stages
rootingThe process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppressionThe failure to develop some part or organ
teething, dentition, odontiasisThe eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesisThe development of defects in an embryo
vegetationThe process of growth in plants
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Oppositenondevelopmentfailure of normal development to occur
Spanishcrecimiento, desarrollo, maduración, ontogénesis, ontogenia
Catalancreixement, desenvolupament, maduració, ontogènesi, ontogènia
Adjectivesgrowingrelating to or suitable for growth
Verbsgrowcause to grow or develop
growincrease in size by natural process
growdevelop and reach maturity
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA progression from simpler to more complex forms.
Example"the growth of culture"
Broaderdevelopment, evolutionA process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
Spanishcrecimiento, desarrollo
Catalancreixement, desenvolupament
Verbsgrowdevelop and reach maturity
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important.
Example "the growth of population"
Synonymsincrease, increment
NarroweraccessionA process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
accretion, accumulationAn increase / increase by natural growth or addition
accretion(geology) an increase / increase / increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
accretion(biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
accretion(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
multiplicationA multiplicative increase / increase / increase / increase
population growthincrease / increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
proliferationA rapid increase / increase in number (especially a rapid increase / increase in the number of deadly weapons)
pullulationA rapid and abundant increase / increase
relaxation(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
widening, broadeningAn increase / increase / increase in width
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositedecrease, decrementA process of becoming smaller or shorter
Spanishaumento, crecida, crecimiento, incremento, multiplicación
Catalanacreixement, ascens, augment, creixement, creixença, engrandiment, incrementació, increment
Verbsgrowbecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 4, group
Meaningvegetation that has grown.
Examples
  • "a growth of trees"
  • "the only growth was some salt grass"
Broadervegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
Verbsgrowcultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningThe gradual beginning or coming forth.
Synonymsemergence, outgrowth
NarrowerriseA growth in strength or number or importance
BroaderbeginningThe event consisting of the start of something
Spanishcrecimiento, emergencia
Catalancreixement, emergència
Verbsgrowpass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute
growcome into existence
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 6, state
Meaning(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor).
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Narrowerexcrescence(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
exostosisA benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
hamartomaA focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
peduncleThe thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
polyp, polypusA small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
tumor, tumour, neoplasmAn abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
Broaderillness, unwellness, malady, sicknessimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Spanishbulto, hinchazón
Catalanbony, inflament, inflor
Adjectivesexcrescentforming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)
English > growth: 7 senses > noun 7, object
MeaningSomething grown or growing.
Example"a growth of hair"
NarroweringrowthSomething that grows inward
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity

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