Translation of "growth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

growth

noun uk us /ɡrəʊθ/ US  /ɡroʊθ/

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

成长;生长;发育
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。

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

增多;增强;增长;增大
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 council. 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 (= solid mass) growing on the outside or inside of a person, animal or plant which is caused by a disease

(疾病引起的体内或体外的)肿块,肿瘤,赘生物
a cancerous growth on the liver 肝脏上的恶性肿瘤

[ C or U ] something which has grown

生长物;长成物;产物
Graham came back from holiday 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。

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