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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹoʊθ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɹəʊθ/
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- Rhymes: -əʊθ
growth (plural growths)
- An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
- Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. […] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
- Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.
- (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
- (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
- (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
- (increase in size): enlargement, expansion, increase, increment
- (act of growing): development, maturation
- (something that grows or has grown): vegetation
- (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): outgrowth, cancer, mass
- (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): tumor
increase in size
act of growing
something that grows or has grown
pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor
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