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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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The mission of Growth Curve Institute is to facilitate the emergence of 1 million small to mid size Sustainable Growth Enterprises as a primary mechanism for social, economic and personal transformation in the 21st Century.
Regression coefficients based on growth curve analyses are shown in table 1.
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They stressed the importance of choosing a large but fairly definite problem and plotted a growth curve based on a previously compiled bibliography of over 2,000 references that spanned a seventy year period.
It is a well-documented, integrated endeavor that effectively guides any organization along the growth curve.
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We believe at Bioquest that our product line will achieve public branding status, which will soon translate into a handsome revenue stream with an outstanding growth curve.
Meanwhile, trampoline sales have been on a growth curve since 1990 and Variflex expects the market to hit 500,000 units and $125 million in sales this year.
Over the past 24 months, RNK has experienced a phenomenal growth curve, doubling in both employee headcount and in the number of subscribers nationwide.
California's economy, robust enough to shrug off a withering financial calamity in Asia, should continue on a strong growth curve through 2000, according to a widely watched survey to be released today.