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[n] the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
[n] vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
[n] something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"
[n] 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"
[n] a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"
[n] a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
[n] (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

Misc. Definitions

\Growth\, n. [Icel. gro?r, gr??i. See {Grow}.]
1. The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth. --Shak.
2. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result. Nature multiplies her fertile growth. --Milton.

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