Translation of "growth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɡrəʊθ/ us /ɡroʊθ/

B2 [ U ] The growth of a person, animal, or plant is its process of increasing in size.

A balanced diet is essential for healthy growth. 营养均衡的饮食对于健康发育是不可或缺的。
Plant growth is most noticeable in spring and early summer. 在春天和初夏之时植物长势最为明显。

B2 [ U ] an increase in the size or the importance of something

The government is trying to limit population growth. 政府正在努力控制人口增长。
The rapid growth of opposition to the plan has surprised the mayor. 反对这一计划的势力突然激增,让政务委员会惊诧不已。
Electronic publishing is a growth area (= an area of activity that is increasing in size and developing quickly). 电子出版业是一个正在发展壮大的产业。

[ C ] a lump (= a solid mass) growing on the outside or inside of a person, animal, or plant that is caused by a disease

a cancerous growth on the liver 肝脏上的恶性肿瘤

[ C or U ] something that has grown

Graham came back from the camping trip with a week's growth of beard on his chin. 格雷厄姆度假回来了,下巴上的胡子一星期都没有刮。

More examples

  • The report looks at economic growth in Europe and elsewhere.
  • The company has shown exceptional growth over the past two years.
  • Some types of antibiotic are used to promote growth in farm animals.
  • Any growth in unemployment is self-evidently a matter of extreme seriousness.
  • Measures should be taken to halt the speed-up in population growth.

(Translation of “growth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)