Growth vs Germination - What's the difference?

growth | germination |


As nouns the difference between growth and germination

is that growth is an increase in size, number, value, or strength while germination is the process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth from a seed or spore; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

growth

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
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  • (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  • (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  • (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
  • Synonyms

    * (increase in size) enlargement, expansion, increase, increment * (act of growing) development, maturation * (something that grows or has grown) vegetation * outgrowth, cancer, mass

    Antonyms

    * (increase in size) contraction, decrease, decrement, reduction * (act of growing) nondevelopment

    Derived terms

    * growth spurt * growth stock * overgrowth * undergrowth

    Hyponyms

    * tumor

    germination

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth from a seed or spore; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.
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