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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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.
But it’s really a natural outgrowth from the way you act like minorities think as a group and can’t change their mind, so why am I so surprised?
So, to be fair, this year's GOP bill HR 1276 needs to be described as an outgrowth of the midnight gerrymander.
The relative paucity of investments held by blacks and Hispanics tracks with previous studies, something that experts call an outgrowth of the gaping wealth disparities separating the races.
And the prosecutors charge that in this complex conspiracy, the outgrowth was the bombing of the two embassies, in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Another outgrowth is a newly created Soul Committee, comprising primarily middle and senior managers from various functions through the company.
Enhancement of neurite outgrowth, which is the consequence of signaling events caused by L1 homophilic binding, was comparable between L1 / ECD and L1 / Ig1-4.
ST: It might have been some kind of outgrowth from the myths and folklore.