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English adjective: growing

1. growing relating to or suitable for growth


SamplesThe growing season for corn.
Good growing weather.


English noun: growing

1. growing (process) (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


SamplesHe proposed an indicator of osseous development in children.


Synonymsdevelopment, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)amelogenesis, angiogenesis, anthesis, apposition, auxesis, blossoming, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, cohesion, cultivation, culture, cytogenesis, cytogeny, dentition, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, foliation, fructification, gametogenesis, germination, habit, inflorescence, infructescence, intussusception, juvenescence, kainogenesis, kenogenesis, leafing, life cycle, masculinisation, masculinization, morphogenesis, myelinisation, myelinization, neurogenesis, odontiasis, palingenesis, proliferation, psychogenesis, psychogenesis, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, recapitulation, rooting, sprouting, suppression, teething, teratogenesis, vegetation, virilisation, virilization


Part holonymgastrulation


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Domain category membersisometry


Antonymsnondevelopment

2. growing (process) (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state


Broader (hypernym)production


Narrower (hyponym)epitaxy


Domain categoryelectronics









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