growth vs increase what difference

what is difference between growth and increase

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

Derived terms

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • encrease (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English increse, borrowed from Anglo-Norman encreistre, from Latin increscere (increase), present active infinitive of increscō, from in (in, on) + crescō (grow).

The verb is from Middle English incresen, encresen.

Pronunciation

  • (verb): enPR: ĭnkrēsʹ, IPA(key): /ɪnˈkɹiːs/
  • (noun): enPR: ĭnʹkrēs, IPA(key): /ˈɪnkɹiːs/
  • Rhymes: -iːs
  • Hyphenation: in‧crease

Verb

increase (third-person singular simple present increases, present participle increasing, simple past and past participle increased)

  1. (intransitive) (of a quantity, etc.) To become larger or greater.
    • The waters increased and bare up the ark.
  2. (transitive) To make (a quantity, etc.) larger.
  3. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
    • 1677, Matthew Hale, The Primitive Origination of Mankind, Considered and Examined According to the Light of Nature
      Fishes are infinitely more numerous of increasing than Beasts or Birds, as appears by the numerous Spawn.
  4. (astronomy, intransitive) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.

Synonyms

  • (become larger): wax, go up, grow, rise, soar (rapidly), shoot up (rapidly); See also Thesaurus:increase
  • (make larger): increment, raise, up (informal); See also Thesaurus:augment
  • (multiply by production of young): proliferate, propagate, teem
  • (to show more of the surface): wax

Antonyms

  • (become larger): decrease, drop, fall, go down, plummet (rapidly), plunge (rapidly), reduce, shrink, sink; See also Thesaurus:decrease
  • (make larger): cut, decrease, decrement, lower, reduce; See also Thesaurus:diminish
  • (multiply by production of young):
  • (to show more of the surface): wane

Derived terms

  • increasable
  • Increase

Translations

Noun

increase (countable and uncountable, plural increases)

  1. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
    • 2018, VOA Learning English > China’s Melting Glacier Brings Visitors, Adds to Climate Concerns
      She says an increase in melting from climate change may put that at risk.
  2. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
  3. Offspring, progeny
  4. (knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).

Synonyms

  • (amount by which a quantity is increased): gain, increment, raise (US, said of pay), rise; See also Thesaurus:adjunct or Thesaurus:acquisition
  • (act or process of becoming larger): enlargement, expansion; See also Thesaurus:augmentation

Antonyms

  • (amount by which a quantity is increased): cut, decrease, decrement, drop, fall, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage; See also Thesaurus:decrement
  • (act or process of becoming larger): decline, decrease, diminishment; See also Thesaurus:diminution

Translations

Further reading

  • increase in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • increase in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • increase at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Cairenes, Ceresian, cerasine, resiance

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