Growth refers to a positive change in size, and/or maturation, often over a period of time. Growth can occur as a stage of maturation or a process toward fullness or fulfillment. It can also perpetuate endlessly, for example, as detailed by some theories of the ultimate fate of the universe.
The quantity can be:
Physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money)
Abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature)
It can also refer to the mode of growth, i.e. numeric models for describing how much a particular quantity grows over time.
A tumor is sometimes referred to as a "growth"
Human development (biology)
Auxology, the study of all aspects of human physical growth
Primary growth, growth that elongates plants
Secondary growth, growth that thickens woody plants
Human development (humanity)
Personal development ("Personal growth")
Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, stages of individual growth
Financial growth, due to simple or compound interest
Logistic growth, characterized as an S curve
Exponential growth, also called geometric growth
Growth (film), a 2010 American horror film