Meaning of “growing” in the English Dictionary

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"growing" in British English

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growingadjective

uk /ˈɡrəʊ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈɡroʊ.ɪŋ/

B2 increasing in size or quantity:

There is a growing awareness of the seriousness of this disease.
A growing boy needs his food.

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  • There is a growing current of support for green issues among voters.
  • Desperate measures are needed to deal with the growing drug problem.
  • They noted the consumers' growing demand for quicker service.
  • There is a growing number of women in high-profile positions in the government.
  • Many small businesses started up in the 1980s to cater to this growing market.

(Definition of “growing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"growing" in American English

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growingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɡroʊ·ɪŋ/

growing adjective [ not gradable ] (INCREASING)

increasing in size or amount:

There is a growing awareness of the seriousness of this disease.

(Definition of “growing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"growing" in Business English

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growingadjective [ only before noun ]

uk /ˈɡrəʊɪŋ/ us

increasing in size or quantity:

There is a growing awareness of the importance of recycling.
We have had to hire five more employees to meet growing demand.

(Definition of “growing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)