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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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Due to the introductory nature of freshmen courses, one would expect to see some cognitive growth in students, but probably not all four levels of it.
The goal of this study was to identify the characteristics that are statistically significant predictors, not to speculate about the relative importance of the predictors or how they affect cognitive growth.
62] and fathers in the intervention became more skilled in fostering cognitive growth than fathers in the control group [F (1, 160) = 9.
Large group interviewing and direct instrument administration might decrease resistance to participating in a research project and increase the return rate, and, finally, information on the type, amount, and satisfaction level of clinical supervision is needed as part of the exploration of counselors' level of experience and cognitive growth.
The above discussion of the distinctions between the developmentalists' perspective of cognitive growth as interpreted through the modernist lens and our adapted concept of liminality is summarized in Figure 4.
The NCAST Teaching scale is comprised of 73 binary items across four caregiver behavior subscales: sensitivity to cues (11 items), response to distress (11 items), social-emotional growth fostering (11 items), and cognitive growth fostering (17 items).
Erickson and O'Conner's (2000) more accurate portrayal of the relationship between cross-cultural contact and service-learning can provide some possible explanations for our findings, and assist service-learning practitioners in designing service experiences that maximize the potential for those individuals, who are open to social cognitive growth, to experience positive change.
This recognition of the paradoxical nature of the world, I would argue, is a prerequisite for cognitive growth in Shakespeare -- for his characters and for his audience.
This may make it difficult to determine which dimensions of cognitive growth are really being uniquely influenced by computer use (Pike, 1999).
A fundamental principle of the developmental interaction approach presented in Explorations with Young Children: A Curriculum Guide from the Bank Street College of Education (ISBN #0-87659-160-8) is that cognitive growth cannot be separated from the growth of personal and social processes.
Further research suggests that an equilibrium between challenge and support within the learning environment induces cognitive growth and stage development.
This is particularly evident in these chapters dealing with linguistics and language, theories of language acquisition, and language and cognitive growth.

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