growing has definitions from the fields of biology,electronics
[ adjective ] increasing in size or degree or amount


"her growing popularity" "growing evidence of a world depression" "a growing city" "growing businesses"

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Just as present technology had to await the explanations of physics , so one might expect that social invention will follow growing sociological understanding .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Piepsam tries to stop him by force , receives a push in the chest from `` Life '' , and is left standing in impotent and growing rage , while a crowd begins to gather .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The growing contacts between Aegean and Orient are also a phase which should be linked primarily to the remarkable broadening of Hellenic culture after 750 .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

It was because of this chain-reaction as_much_as for any other reason - that_is , because of the growing independence of the planar unit in collage as a shape - that the identity of depicted_objects , or at_least parts of them , re-emerged in Braque 's and Picasso 's papiers colles and continued to remain more conspicuous there - but only as flattened silhouettes - than in any of their paintings done wholly in oil before the end of 1913 .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

But it had largely disappeared on_account_of protest by the whites and through growing resentment on_the_part_of the Negroes as they became more educated and got better wages .

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[ noun ] (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level


"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

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(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Each successive movement in his growing was recorded on the unreeling film inside her .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Mike remained in trance ; there was much to grok , loose_ends to puzzle_over and fit into his growing - all that he had seen and heard and been at the Archangel_Foster_Tabernacle ( not just cusp when he and Digby had come face_to_face alone ) - why Bishop_Senator_Boone made him warily uneasy , how Miss_Dawn_Ardent tasted like a water_brother when she was not , the smell of goodness he had incompletely grokked in the jumping_up_and_down and wailing -

In the other hemisphere it is growing colder and nymphs , those who stayed alive through the summer , are being brought into nests for quickening and more growing '' .

[ adjective ] having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life


"flourishing crops" "flourishing chicks" "a growing boy" "fast-growing weeds" "a thriving deer population"

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(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

He concluded that in the southern species , which are rapidly growing types , females mate at the age of two and a half and bear the first young when they are three .

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[ noun ] (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
[ adjective ] relating to or suitable for growth


"the growing season for corn" "good growing weather"

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