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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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Time-lapse movies indicate that these mutants fail to form stable growth cones, which is a required first step for successful axon regeneration.
Dissociated adult Rana pipiens motoneuron growth cones turn up concentration gradients of denervated peripheral nerve-released factors.
The differential expression of receptors or receptor complexes on the growth cone and their ligand-dependent interactions, along with some intracellular adaptors and mediators, link the external guidance cues with the internal environment of the axon and result in the specificity and polarity of particular axons.
Bryan's introduction of reserve growth cones served to reinforce the attack on the language and intent of the directive.
A key difference between growth cones and retraction bulbs involves the degree of microtubule assembly.
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.
Figure 1A shows a Pol-Scope image of a growth cone in which several different birefringent components can be distinguished.
It's a very clear proof that these proteins are playing an instructive role in giving a direction to the growth cones," Culotti says.
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.
All of these behaviors depend on precise regulation of growth cone motility.