Growing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡroʊɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word growing
Brit.  |ˈɡrəʊɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word growing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to grow

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 (syn: development, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny)
- (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

adjective

- relating to or suitable for growth

Examples

The city is growing rapidly.

The list of chores to do this weekend keeps growing.

He's still just a growing boy.

More prisons are needed to house the growing number of inmates.

We didn't have much money when I was growing up.

The cold weather meant a slower growing rate for many crops.

They had similar experiences growing up, even though they came from vastly different backgrounds.

He claims to have developed a new method for growing tomatoes.

Growing up in a close family gave her a sense of security.

Water pollution is a growing problem in the modern world.

These plants have a short growing season.

Communications is a growing industry.

There is growing belief that these policies will not succeed.

Polls show that voters are growing less and less content with the current administration.

...a young farmer whose family has been growing wheat for many generations...

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