Nouns (8)

growth, outgrowth, emergence
n. the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
n. vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
growth, increment, increase
n. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
n. something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"

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Fuzzynyms (34)

accruement, accrual, accumulation
n. the act of accumulating
n. highly favorable publicity and praise; "his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup"
n. an opening time period; "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
crestless wave, swell
n. the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
surge, billow
n. a large sea wave
n. a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
n. (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
leap, jump
n. a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
n. a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
n. a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
manna from heaven, gold rush, bunce, windfall, godsend, gravy, bonanza, boom
n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
offset, offshoot, branch, outgrowth
n. a natural consequence of development
n. the process of generating offspring
n. (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
malignant neoplastic disease, cancer
n. any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
lump, puffiness, swelling
n. an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

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Antonyms (7)

decrement, decrease
n. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
decrement, decrease
n. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
decline, decay
n. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
n. the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)


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