growth

noun
1 increase in sth
ADJECTIVE
considerable, exponential, significant, strong

the exponential growth in world population

high

The country is experiencing a period of high growth.

real

real GDP growth

dramatic, enormous, impressive, phenomenal, spectacular, tremendous
explosive, fast, rapid

the explosive growth of personal computers in the 1990s

modest, slow, sluggish

The factory has achieved a steady growth in output.

steady, sustainable
low

a vicious circle of low growth and low productivity

long-term
future
economic, industrial
job, productivity, revenue, etc.
population
VERB + GROWTH
achieve, experience
maintain, sustain
accelerate, boost, encourage, foster, fuel, promote, spur, stimulate
control, limit

new measures to control the growth of traffic on the roads

slow
GROWTH + NOUN
rate

The economy enjoyed the highest growth rate in Asia.

potential, prospects
pattern
area, industry, market

Communications technology has proved to be a growth area.

curve
PREPOSITION
growth in

There was a rapid growth in the numbers of private cars.

PHRASES
a rate of growth
2 growing
ADJECTIVE
healthy, normal

A good diet is vital for healthy growth.

abnormal
vigorous
excessive

the excessive growth of algae in rivers

new
bacterial, cell, hair, muscle, plant, tumour/tumor, etc.
intellectual, personal, spiritual
VERB + GROWTH
encourage, stimulate

Give the plants a good pruning to encourage growth.

inhibit, retard (esp. AmE), stunt, suppress

Lack of food had stunted his growth.

affect
GROWTH + NOUN
hormone
defect
spurt
chart
3 abnormal lump in the body
ADJECTIVE
cancerous, malignant
benign
VERB + GROWTH
have
PREPOSITION
growth on

He had a cancerous growth on his lung.


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  • growth — W2 [grəuθ US grouθ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(business/economy)¦ 3¦(size/strength)¦ 4¦(importance)¦ 5¦(personal development)¦ 6¦(disease)¦ 7¦(growing thing)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: grow] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • growth — [ grouθ ] noun *** ▸ 1 a gain in number, etc. ▸ 2 economic increase ▸ 3 when living things grow ▸ 4 emotional development ▸ 5 something that grows ▸ 6 lump in/on living thing 1. ) singular or uncount an increase in the number, size, or importance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Growth — refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money) or abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature). It can also refer to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Growth — (gr[=o]th), n. [Icel. gr[=o][eth]r, gr[=o][eth]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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • growth — [n1] development, progress advance, advancement, aggrandizement, augmentation, beefing up*, boost, buildup, crop, cultivation, enlargement, evolution, evolvement, expansion, extension, fleshing out*, flowering, gain, germination, heightening,… …   New thesaurus

  • growth — [grōth] n. 1. the process of growing or developing; specif., a) gradual development toward maturity b) formation and development 2. a) degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc. b) the full extent of such increase 3 …   English World dictionary

  • growth — growth. См. рост. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • growth — I (evolution) noun advancement, development, evolvement, expansion, flowering, fruition, germination, improvement, maturation, movement toward adulthood, movement toward maturity, progress, ripening, sprouting, unfolding II (increase) noun… …   Law dictionary

  • GROWTH — Relief Opportunity Without Tax Hike (Governmental » US Government) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • growth — 1550s, from GROW (Cf. grow) + TH (Cf. th), on model of health, stealth, etc. Cf. O.N. groði, from groa to grow. In this sense, O.E. used grownes …   Etymology dictionary

  • growth — ► NOUN 1) the process of growing. 2) something that has grown or is growing. 3) a tumour or other abnormal formation …   English terms dictionary

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