growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
Meaning: (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"
Meaning: a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"
increase, increment, growth
Meaning: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
Meaning: vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
emergence, outgrowth, growth
Meaning: the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
Dahlias are now at their full growth.
GROWTH OF TRUSTS AND COMBINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
He had many years of growth and development before him.
That was Cold Branch--no boom town, but the slow growth of many years.
The growth of the fish suggests the growth of the river rising in flood.
I remember a growth of thorny plants, with spines that stabbed like pen-knives.
The growth of society may cause some of the poorer agents in time to become the best.
He attained his full growth, six feet and four inches, two years before he came of age.
Various, too, were the obstacles which the national growth encountered in various localities.
The tide was low, exposing a luxuriant growth of algae, which sent up a fine, fresh sea smell.