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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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We initiated asfotase alfa treatment because of the patient's widespread and progressive radiologic changes in addition to poor linear growth. There were demonstrable improvements in metaphyseal fraying and cupping within 1 month of initiating therapy, followed by almost complete resolution of all metaphyseal abnormalities after 1 year of therapy.
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After documenting descriptive statistics for the student characteristics and measurement conditions, we ran a two-level hierarchical linear growth model.
In the multivariable linear growth model (Table 3), we adjusted for gender, baseline PA, BMI status, school location and neighbourhood SES on students' baseline ST and ST trajectories.
A 2008 meta-analysis that pooled results from nine studies supported that hypothesis; the authors revealed a strong association between impaired linear growth and five or more episodes of diarrhea within the first two years of life.
The Level-2 equations were as follows:[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (TREATMENT GROUP) + [r.sub.2i] where poo equaled the estimated mean intercept, or initial ability, of the EW alone group (results for this coefficient were interpreted for EW alone group only because of dummy coding), [[beta].sub.10] equaled the linear growth rate of the EW + PF group, [[beta].sub.20], equaled the mean acceleration of the EW + PF group, and TREATMENT GROUP was dummy coded 1 or 0, with EW alone equaling 0.
Comparison of linear growth rates among several species of articulated coralline algae Species Genus Average growth Study Site rate (cm [mon.sup.-1]) gardneri Bossiella 0.33 Laboratory plumosa 0.22 Intertidal officinalis CoraBina 0.22 Laboratory officinalis 0.20 Subtidal off/dm/is 0.14 Intertidal vancouveriensis 0.15 Intertidal vancouveriensis 0.41 Laboratory cheilosporioides Calliarthron 0.28 Intertidal tuberculosum 0.17 Intertidal tuberculosum 0.17 Subtidal tuberculosum 0.41 Laboratory spp 0.13 Intertidal Species State/Country Reference gardneri CA, USA Smith, 1972 plumosa BC.
However linear growth difference was significant at every measurement (even with the small numbers at the 2 year visit) and this is generally considered to be a better indicator of appropriate nutrition.
The rIGF-1 treatment accelerates linear growth velocity, and appropriate dose titrating results in tripling of the baseline growth rate during the first year of treatment (9).
Over time, all leading offshore providers will use their investment in industrialized services and automation to break their labor-intensive linear growth path.
The linear growth pattern of around 5% year after year that lasted until the middle of the last decade has however disappeared.

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