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growth rate

[′grōth ‚rāt]
(microbiology)
Increase in the number of bacteria in a population per unit time.

growth rate

Rate of wood growth expressed as the number of annual rings per inch measured from pith to bark; sometimes used to rate soft-woods for strength.
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The rates of growth, for the majority of sensor types, although healthy, are less than those predicted in the earlier report, largely because of the economic recession in Europe.
It affects the rate of growth of factors of production in the private sector, and can have a positive or a negative effect on these rates of growth.
In quantity terms, the rates of growth of both imports and exports of goods and services slowed markedly from robust rates in 1994, in line with slower economic activity in the United States and abroad.
After two years of study, the scientists harvested 60 trees this summer in order to examine in detail their relative rates of growth.
Growth mainly came from fruit/vegetable juice, bottled water and functional drinks, which introduced a number of new and innovative products and packages and showed impressive rates of growth during 2005.
The annual rates of growth for both total and residential construction spending should accelerate in the first half of 2016.
All sectors of the economy y posted strong rates of growth in business activity and staffing levels in May, although the retail sector saw its rate of growth in business activity slow.
Changing the solvent's alcohol/water ratio alters the relative rates of growth or dissolution at these ends, they found.
As a result, the disparity in rates of growth between total products and materials that began in the early 1980s is more pronounced than before the revision.