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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.
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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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Lab-grown meat is not grown in the presence of antibiotics, meaning that our bodies are less likely to build up antibiotic resistance as a result of meat consumption.
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About 58 percent of coffee is consumed in Europe, the United States and Japan, although 25 percent is poured in the countries in which the beans are grown, according to the International Coffee Organization.
Since 1948, when seeds were obtained by the Arnold Arboretum in Massachusetts, the dawn redwood has been introduced to temperate regions on other continents, where it is grown as an ornamental and a street tree.
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Though robusta production has grown dramatically over the last 10 years, 75 percent of all beans grown are still arabica.
He recommends rotating vegetables each year, a four-veg rotation being a good method, so the same vegetables are not grown in the same soil over and over again, depleting it of vital nutrients.
A study published in the March 2002 issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology finds that plants produce more pollen when grown under high levels of C[O.sup.2], which is the main fuel for photosynthesis.
Tracey and LaDonna had both grown up in the city, but had long dreamed of becoming farmers.
I think my children have grown up here in India feeling the same way about the Sharmas, the Srivastavas, and the Aroras.