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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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Furthermore, while all the lambs were consistently well grown at the 12 -week stage, the portion that were drenched with Liquithrive Lamb didn't show any obvious sign of stress at weaning or suffer a growth check and they maintained that healthy bloom throughout the trial period to marketing.
She has had weekly growth checks at Hull Women and Children's Hospital.
However, the relative ages of the broodstock from Japan and China remained unknown because of unreliable growth checks from the outer shells (Shepherd et al.

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