something grown or growing
"a growth of hair"
(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
the gradual beginning or coming forth
"figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
vegetation that has grown
"a growth of trees"
"the only growth was some salt grass"
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
"the increase in unemployment"
"the growth of population"
a progression from simpler to more complex forms
"the growth of culture"
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically
a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"