GROWTH was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.
1 [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.
2 [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 council.
Electronic publishing is a growth area (= an area of activity that is increasing in size and developing quickly).
3 [C] a lump growing on the outside or inside of a person, animal or plant which is caused by a disease:
a cancerous growth on the liver
4 [C or U] something which has grown:
Graham came back from holiday with a week's growth of beard on his chin.
━━ n. 生［成］長, 発育, 発達; 増大; 栽培; 育った［はえた］もの, 産物, 結果; できもの; 【医】腫瘍(しゅよう).
growth factor 【生化】発育因子, 成長因子, 増殖因子.
growth hormone 成長ホルモン.
growth industry 成長産業.
growth ring 【植】年輪 （annual ring）.
growth stocks 【株】成長株.
growth substance 【植】生長物質.
- an annual ring.
- measurement of carbon-14 in the tree ring
- false annual [growth] ring
- false ring《植物》〔1年のうちの成長期に、干ばつなどの理由で成長が止まったときにできる年輪のように見えるもの。完全な輪にならないことが多い。〕
- annual growth ring《植物》//growth rings//yearly growth rings
- annual [growth] ring//ring《植物》