March 7, 2014 - Word of the Day: growth
When a company, an area, or a person get larger in some measurable way, there's growth. This word is a noun:
- Growth in this region has been increasing in the last ten years.
- The transportation system in the city can't keep up with the growth in demand for transit.
- The growth in internet traffic for this website continues to double every year.
- The company I work for is focusing on growth.
- The growth of the economy is dependent on a rise in employment.
- Sales growth in the last year has gone through the ceiling.
The word "growth" is often used for a person:
- His growth over the last six months has been noticeable. (He got taller.)
- Mary didn't notice any personal or spiritual growth as a member of that church.
- Katie's growth in maturity is plain to see following the birth of her son.
- Juan has shown very little growth as a student.
- Grades in school are one measurement of intellectual growth.
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