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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.


Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.




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It is this retrograde flow of F-actin, within the growth cone, that appears to supply the traction needed for the advancement of the growth cone body.
It also marks the first time aggregate growth cones were used in FOMC policy deliberations.
The arrival of acetylcholine seems to lead to a rapid influx of calcium into the cell, the appearance of many cellular fingers on the side of the growth cone facing the needle, and, finally, turning.
Using genetic engineering, he and his colleagues created nematodes whose "touch" neurons make a special receptor protein on their growth cone surfaces.
This trend continued into the first half of 1990, as growth in depository credit all but ceased--though overall debt growth continued at a moderate pace--and M3 fell well below the lower bound of its annual growth cone.
In May, M2 fell to the lower edge of the parallel band associated with its annual target range, and M3 slipped just below the bottom of its growth cone.
Because activated FAK is important in cell adhesion, we hope to observe active FAK located within the neurite extensions, primarily in the growth cones, where it would be important in regulating neurite adhesion and projection.
The investigators report that in lab dishes, the drugs affect nerve cell extensions known as growth cones by, for example, increasing their size.
New evidence shows that while collapsin repulses some tips, called growth cones, it attracts others, says Tessier-Lavigne.