growth


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Growth \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,
      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.
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   2. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced;
      product; consequence; effect; result.
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            Nature multiplies her fertile growth. --Milton.
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