Noun growth has 7 senses
  1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis - (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"
    --1 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --1 has parts: gastrulation
    --1 has particulars:
     culture; amelogenesis; angiogenesis; apposition; auxesis; blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence; cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis; cohesion; cytogenesis, cytogeny; foliation, leafing; fructification; gametogenesis; germination, sprouting; infructescence; intussusception; juvenescence; life cycle; masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation; morphogenesis; myelinization, myelinisation; neurogenesis; palingenesis, recapitulation; proliferation; psychomotor development; psychosexual development; rooting; suppression; teething, dentition, odontiasis; teratogenesis; vegetation
    Derived forms: verb grow3, verb grow4, verb grow5
  2. growth - a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"
    --2 is a kind of
    development, evolution
    Derived form: verb grow5
  3. increase, increment, growth - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
    --3 is a kind of process
    --3 has particulars:
     accession; accretion, accumulation; accretion; accretion; accretion; multiplication; population growth; proliferation; pullulation; relaxation; widening, broadening
    Derived form: verb grow2
  4. growth - vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
    --4 is a kind of
    vegetation, flora
    Derived form: verb grow7
  5. emergence, outgrowth, growth - the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
    --5 is a kind of beginning
    --5 has particulars: rise
    Derived forms: verb grow6, verb grow1
  6. growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
    --6 is a kind of
    illness, unwellness, malady, sickness
    --6 has particulars:
     excrescence; exostosis; polyp, polypus; peduncle; tumor, tumour, neoplasm; hamartoma
  7. growth - something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"
    --7 is a kind of
    object, physical object
    --7 has particulars: ingrowth