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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 ​itsprocess of ​increasing in ​size: A ​balanceddiet 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 ​limitpopulation 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 ​developingquickly).
[C] a lump (= a ​solidmass)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 ​campingtrip 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)

"growth" in American English

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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 ​promoteeconomic growth in this ​country.
A growth is also ​tissuegrowing 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   us   /ɡrəʊθ/
ECONOMICS an ​increase in the ​ability of an ​economy or ​business to ​producegoods 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 ​steelcompanyreportedrevenue growth of 55% last ​year on ​strongdemand 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 ​farmspending has not been halted. I have been impressed by the rapid growth of the ​fairtrademovement.growth in sth a 19% growth in ​internet use The growth in the ​moneysupply was faster than expected.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​increase in ​value of an ​investment over a ​longperiod: 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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