(redirected from cognitive growth)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.


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.




References in periodicals archive ?
The research is showing that learning to play an instrument or sing leads to changes in the brain that promote cognitive growth.
Meanwhile, schoolteachers noticed that children's artistic expression reflected developmental, emotional and cognitive growth.
Correctional counseling; a cognitive growth perspective, 2d ed.
Our programmes are designed to create experiences that harness a child's natural curiosity and enable physical, social and cognitive growth.
The emphasis on accountability in measuring students' "learning outcomes" has been natural for private colleges to embrace because the widely used measures of graduation rates and cognitive growth indicate that these colleges do better than public four-year colleges--and that is true when comparing all students with similar records of achievement at the time of high school graduation.
Most cognitive growth in adults involves learning new facts, skills and ways of doing things.
The decision to do something differently, not necessarily because the current system doesn't work, but because you seek to improve it or extend your wings beyond invisible boundaries, results in cognitive growth and development which has numerous health benefits, changes the way we see the world and can enhance the lives entire populations.
Consequently, it negatively impacts the GDP, reducing physical and cognitive growth and productivity of individuals.

Full browser ?