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Definition of "outgrowth" []

  • The act or process of growing out. (noun)
  • A product of growing out; a projecting part or offshoot: an outgrowth of new shoots on a branch. (noun)
  • A result or consequence: Inflation is an outgrowth of war. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outgrowth" in a sentence
  • "This doesn't mean that the NASA team "stole" the concept from DIRECT, but it indicates that this concept is a natural outgrowth from a desire to place these large shuttle payloads in orbit."
  • "White, the self-proclaimed leader of the American National Socialist Workers Party, described by authorities as a hate group, is charged under a new law that was an outgrowth from the killings of two family members of a Chicago judge."
  • "Nerve fibre outgrowth from the chick ganglion is determined after 24 hours."