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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 proportions of these various substances greatly depends on weather at the vineyard during the growing season, says Gregory V.
They need to be watered during their growing times, and then they store it to survive.
Adding another complication, the growing conditions required by pecans are scare there.
The medical term for growing extremely tall due to an overproduction of growth hormone is gigantism.
Knowing the best dishes are made with the highest quality and freshest farm products, these chefs seek out the Appalachian farms growing fruits and vegetables for flavor instead of shelf life; the many fine meat producers raising their animals on mountain pastures; and the many artisan cheeses that reflect in their taste and production the unique mountain characteristics.
Community Gardening is a growing movement that helps us return to those connections in order to live more full, rich, sustainable lives.
People don't know it until they see the mold growing.
The Growing Up CEO program's goal is to encourage and provide resources for this nucleus of influential inner city young people.
It is an honour to be recognised amongst the Fast 50 rapidly growing companies in India by Deloitte.
The brick is then placed on end in a one-gallon plastic container - the standard, black, one-gallon container used for growing nursery stock - with holes in the bottom.
Growth will be driven by a growing proportion of notebook computers, which use processors that have higher average selling prices than those used in desktop systems.
Just drive along most residential streets in Southern California and you see green lawns ooze out in front of houses as if they were growing on the East Coast with its plentiful supply of water.