growth

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Growth is on the Basic English 850 List.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
growth

Plural
growths

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Growth is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. The act of growing (getting bigger); an increase in size, number, value, or strength.
    I'm pleased with the growth in value of our house in the years after we bought it.
  2. Something that grows or has grown; a mass that is not normal, such as a tumor.
    There was a healthy growth of bushes near the house.
    He died of a growth in his brain.