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"growth" in British English

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growthnoun

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. Plant growth is most noticeable in spring and early summer.
B2 [U] an increase in the size or the importance of something: The government is trying to limit population growth. The rapid growth of opposition to the plan has surprised the mayor. Electronic publishing is a growth area (= an area of activity that is increasing in size and developing quickly).
[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
[C or U] something that has grown: Graham came back from the camping trip with a week's growth of beard on his chin.

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

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growthnoun [C/U]

us   /ɡroʊθ/
the process of developing or of increasing in size: [U] Plant growth is most noticeable in spring. [U] His budget is designed to promote economic growth in this country.
A growth is also tissue growing on the outside or inside of a person, animal, or plant which is caused by a disease.
(Definition of growth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"growth" in Business English

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growthnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɡrəʊθ/ us  
ECONOMICS an increase in the ability of an economy or business to produce goods and services: the growth of the Indian economy We have had three successive years of economic growth.growth rate/rate of growth The economy's growth rate is likely to slow.revenue/job growth The steel company reported revenue growth of 55% last year on strong demand for its products. annual/future/long-term growth rapid/strong/impressive growth slow/weak growth sustainable/unsustainable growth
an increase in size, amount, degree, level, etc.: the growth of sth The growth of farm spending has not been halted. I have been impressed by the rapid growth of the fair trade movement.growth in sth a 19% growth in internet use The growth in the money supply was faster than expected.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the increase in value of an investment over a long period: Choose a trust that invests for growth rather than for income. The investor should stay in for long-term growth. a growth company
(Definition of growth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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