growing vs growth what difference

what is difference between growing and growth

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹoʊɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹəʊɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊɪŋ

Verb

growing

  1. present participle of grow

Noun

growing (plural growings)

  1. growth; increase
  2. (attributive) Connected with growing

Derived terms

  • growing pains
  • growing season

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Adjective

growing (not comparable)

  1. That grows.

Derived terms

  • fast-growing, fastgrowing
  • ever-growing, evergrowing

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English

Etymology

From grow +‎ -th. Compare Old Frisian grēd (“meadow, pasture”; > North Frisian greyde (growth, pasture)), Middle High German gruote, gruot (greens, fresh growth, shoot), Old Norse gróðr (“growth, crop”; > Faroese grøði, Danish grøde (fruits), Swedish gröda (crop, harvest)). More at grow.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹoʊθ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɹəʊθ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊθ

Noun

growth (countable and uncountable, plural growths)

  1. An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
  2. (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  3. (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  4. (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.

Synonyms

  • (increase in size): enlargement, expansion, increase, increment
  • (act of growing): development, maturation
  • (something that grows or has grown): vegetation
  • (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): outgrowth, cancer, mass

Antonyms

  • (increase in size): contraction, decrease, decrement, reduction
  • (act of growing): nondevelopment

Hyponyms

  • (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): tumor

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