What is growth?

  • (noun): A progression from simpler to more complex forms.
    Example: "The growth of culture"
    See also — Additional definitions below


} Growth refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be:

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Indoor Air Quality - Common Pollutants - Moulds and Other Allergens
... Main articles Mould health issues, Mould growth, assessment, and remediation These biological chemicals can arise from a host of means, but there are two common ... after the suspected water event, mould growth is suspected within wall cavities even if it is not immediately visible ... The primary hazard of mould growth, as it relates to indoor air quality, comes from the allergenic properties of the spore cell wall ...
Smart Growth - Basic Concept
... The concept of "Smart Growth" has emerged in the last 10–20 years driven by "new guard" urban planners, innovative architects, visionary developers, community activists, and ... Smart Growth is a term which has become codified in Federal and State regulations ... the same concept with different emphasis, including Smart Growth New Urbanism New Community Design Sustainable Development Traditional Neighborhood Development Resource Stewardship Land Preservation ...
Chhattisgarh - Economy
... of Chhattisgarh has grown rapidly in recent years with a growth rate of 11.49 per cent in GDP for 2009–2010 ... success factors in achieving high growth rate are growth in agriculture and industrial production ...
North Castle, New York - Population Growth (1800-2010)
2000 – 10,849 2010 – 11,841 Population growth in North Castle reflects the pattern of rural to suburban development typical of the post-World War II years ... and the nation, the town experienced a surge of population growth between 1940 and 1970 ... The overall rate of growth was moderate between 1970 and 1990 because of national economic conditions, including the rising cost of land, construction and interest ...
Smart Growth
... Smart growth is an urban planning and transportation theory that concentrates growth in compact walkable urban centers to avoid sprawl ... The term 'smart growth' is particularly used in North America ... Smart growth values long-range, regional considerations of sustainability over a short-term focus ...

More definitions of "growth":

  • (noun): A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important.
    Example: "The growth of population"
    Synonyms: increase, increment
  • (noun): (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor).
  • (noun): (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.
    Synonyms: growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
  • (noun): Something grown or growing.
    Example: "A growth of hair"
  • (noun): Vegetation that has grown.
    Example: "A growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"

Famous quotes containing the word growth:

    But parents can be understanding and accept the more difficult stages as necessary times of growth for the child. Parents can appreciate the fact that these phases are not easy for the child to live through either; rapid growth times are hard on a child. Perhaps it’s a small comfort to know that the harder-to-live-with stages do alternate with the calmer times,so parents can count on getting periodic breaks.
    Saf Lerman (20th century)

    Every child has an inner timetable for growth—a pattern unique to him. . . . Growth is not steady, forward, upward progression. It is instead a switchback trail; three steps forward, two back, one around the bushes, and a few simply standing, before another forward leap.
    Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century)

    Sensuality often accelerates the growth of love so much that its roots remain weak and are easily pulled up.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)