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outgrowth

[out-grohth] /ˈaʊtˌgroʊθ/
noun
1.
a natural development, product, or result:
to consider truancy an outgrowth of parental neglect.
2.
an additional, supplementary result.
3.
a growing out or forth.
4.
something that grows out; offshoot; excrescence.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; out- + growth
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  • Others see war as an outgrowth of relationships among individuals, societies, and governments.
  • Fertilizers made from animal byproducts are an outgrowth of the livestock and fishing industries.
  • The theory journal was an outgrowth of those shifts.
  • Morals and ethics are an outgrowth of the way in which humans interact with each other.
  • The maker movement is both a response to and an outgrowth of digital culture, made possible by the convergence of several trends.
  • Pinning it on robots gives the feel that this is an inevitable outgrowth of progress and an inevitability.
  • ID is an outgrowth of a desire to undermine evolutionary science, which is perceived to be a threat to their religious worldview.
  • These hives are part of a larger beekeeping movement that's an outgrowth of the local-foods movement.
  • It is considered an outgrowth of conceptual art and systems art.
British Dictionary definitions for outgrowth

outgrowth

/ˈaʊtˌɡrəʊθ/
noun
1.
a thing growing out of a main body
2.
a development, result, or consequence
3.
the act of growing out
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Word Origin and History for outgrowth
n.

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

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