Growth

} 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)
  • Abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature).

It can also refer to the mode of growth, i.e. numeric models for describing how much a particular quantity grows over time.

Biology
  • Cell growth
  • A tumor is sometimes referred to as a "growth"
  • Bacterial growth
  • Human development (biology)
    • Auxology, the study of all aspects of human physical growth
  • Growth hormone
Social science
  • Human development (humanity)
  • Developmental psychology
  • Personal development ("Personal growth")
  • Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, stages of individual growth
  • Population growth
Economy
  • Economic growth
  • For financial growth due to simple interest or compound interest see Interest
  • Growth investing
Mathematical models
  • Linear growth
  • Logistic growth, characterized as an S curve
  • Exponential growth, also called geometric growth
  • Hyperbolic growth
Films
  • Growth (film), a 2010 American horror film

Famous quotes containing the word growth:

    Hence, the less government we have, the better,—the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual; the appearance of the principal to supersede the proxy; the appearance of the wise man, of whom the existing government, is, it must be owned, but a shabby imitation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Humour is the describing the ludicrous as it is in itself; wit is the exposing it, by comparing or contrasting it with something else. Humour is, as it were, the growth of nature and accident; wit is the product of art and fancy.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    That land is like an Eagle, whose young gaze
    Feeds on the noontide beam, whose golden plume
    Floats moveless on the storm, and in the blaze
    Of sunrise gleams when Earth is wrapped in gloom;
    An epitaph of glory for the tomb
    Of murdered Europe may thy fame be made,
    Great People! as the sands shalt thou become;
    Thy growth is swift as morn, when night must fade;
    The multitudinous Earth shall sleep beneath thy shade.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)