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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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Specific causative bacterial agents in EE remain unknown, Luby says, but preliminary investigations in Bangladesh found that children with access to better hygiene had fewer intestinal pathogens, lower L:M ratios, less immune stimulation, and better linear growth.
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A further limiting factor for the linear growth of the girls in the retrospective study was the much earlier onset of the pubertal development.
Several variables that are influenced by food availability and quality, including somatic (test diameter and linear growth rate) and gonadal growth (gonad index) were monitored.
In Model 1, Level 1 was formulated as a linear growth model due to the linear growth patterns of the dependent variables (i.
The results of linear regression for calculating the linear growth rate G of shpherulites.
The inverse-logistic model can describe linear growth of small and juvenile abalone (as observed in Tasmania), as well as a spectrum of growth possibilities, from determinate to indeterminate growth (a spectrum that would lead to a spread of maximum lengths).
The results of the in vitro assays suggested that concentrations above 1 percent of the organic acids tested in PDYA slowed the linear growth of T.
Overall, the guidance provides recommendations for the design, conduct and evaluation of clinical studies to assess the effect of corticosteroids on linear growth in children.
They reported in medical journal The Lancet, 'In view of this linear growth in prevalence, more than 10% of the adult population of Ontario will be diagnosed with diabetes before 2010.

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