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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything that grows out of something else.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which grows out of, or proceeds from, anything; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, a result or consequence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which grows out; an excrescence: specifically, in botany, a collective term for the various excrescences or growths from the general surface of plants, such as trichomes, prickles, bristles, the ligule of grasses, etc.
  • n. A development or growth from some other or earlier condition or state of things; a growth, development, result, or resultant from any kind of cause or beginning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  • n. a natural consequence of development
  • n. the gradual beginning or coming forth

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