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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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It is the doubling of the heart itself, nay, the infinite enlargement of the heart with a power of growth to a new infinity on every side.
He was overjoyed to see her back from Swanage, and slow to admit the growth of a new trouble.
But here, I think the general remonstrance, 'we are a new country,' which is so often advanced as an excuse for defects which are quite unjustifiable, as being, of right, only the slow growth of an old one, may be very reasonably urged: and I yet hope to hear of there being some other national amusement in the United States, besides newspaper politics.
Also, to declare how astounded I have been by the amazing changes I have seen around me on every side, - changes moral, changes physical, changes in the amount of land subdued and peopled, changes in the rise of vast new cities, changes in the growth of older cities almost out of recognition, changes in the graces and amenities of life, changes in the Press, without whose advancement no advancement can take place anywhere.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Growth Factors (Blood and Tissue) in US$ Million by the following Types: Blood Growth Factors (Erythropoietins, Colony Stimulating Factors, Interferons, & Interleukins), Tissue Growth Factors.
It is good to see that more and more regions of the world have strengthened their immune systems in recent years and are able to generate robust growth at home.
Jordan dissented because growth rates of various measures of money and credit in the second half of 1997 and the first quarter of this year were not consistent in his view with continued progress in reducing inflation.
Evaluate factors that affect growth plate function;
If we permit technological change and free trade to distribute incomes in increasingly unequal ways, much of the population will come to view markets and economic growth as one more special-interest cause.
Like all paradigm shifts, smart growth won't come easy.
As shown in Figure 4, the basal level of hsc 70 mRNA was identical for the UROtsa cells regardless of growth media composition, and relative expression was below that of the g3pdh housekeeping gene (35 vs.
Strong organic growth results over the past five years have landed CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.