What does outgrowth mean?

outgrowth meaning in General Dictionary

the progressive beginning or coming-forth

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  • an all-natural consequence of development
  • an all-natural prolongation or projection from part of an organism either animal or plant
  • whatever expands away from or arises from such a thing an excrescence an offshoot ergo an end result or consequence
  • whatever grows out-of, or arises from, something; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, an effect or consequence.

outgrowth meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1837, from out (adv.) + growth. Figurative sense "natural item" is earlier on (1828).


outgrowth meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) What expands away from, or proceeds from, such a thing; an excrescence; an offshoot; for this reason, a result or effect.


Sentence Examples with the word outgrowth

Salem is the seat of Willamette University (Methodist Episcopal, 1844), an outgrowth of the mission work of the Methodist Episcopal church begun in 1834 about 10 m.

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