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:

    For the time of towns is tolled from the world by funereal chimes, but in nature the universal hours are counted by succeeding tribes of animals and plants, and by growth of joy on joy.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    You know that the nucleus of a time is not
    The poet but the poem, the growth of the mind
    Of the world, the heroic effort to live expressed
    As victory. The poet does not speak in ruins
    Nor stand there making orotund consolations.
    He shares the confusions of intelligence.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)