1. (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 (synset 113510240)
    "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
  2. A progression from simpler to more complex forms (synset 113511546)
    "the growth of culture"
  3. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important (synset 113518338)
    "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
  4. Vegetation that has grown (synset 108455059)
    "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
  5. The gradual beginning or coming forth (synset 107339273)
    "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
  6. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor) (synset 114257556)
  7. Something grown or growing (synset 109318244)
    "a growth of hair"

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