1. [ adjective ] increasing in size or degree or amount

"her growing popularity" "growing evidence of a world depression" "a growing city" "growing businesses"

Related terms: increasing
2. [ noun ] (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
Synonyms: development growth maturation ontogenesis ontogeny

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

Related terms: nondevelopment organic_process proliferation rooting blossoming culture cohesion fructification auxesis cenogenesis gametogenesis germination spermatogenesis intussusception infructescence suppression amelogenesis life_cycle foliation angiogenesis apposition juvenescence psychomotor_development morphogenesis myelinisation neurogenesis psychosexual_development masculinization dentition teratogenesis oogenesis cytogenesis palingenesis vegetation gastrulation isometry biology grow grow mature age
3. [ adjective ] having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life
Synonyms: flourishing thriving

"flourishing crops" "flourishing chicks" "a growing boy" "fast-growing weeds" "a thriving deer population"

Related terms: healthy
4. [ noun ] (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
Related terms: production epitaxy electronics
5. [ adjective ] relating to or suitable for growth

"the growing season for corn" "good growing weather"

Related terms: growth
Similar spelling:   gringo