Student Thesaurus

One entry found for outgrowth.
Entry Word: outgrowth
Function: noun
Text: 1 a branch of a main stem especially of a plant <trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with power lines> -- see OFFSHOOT 1
2 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause <a predictable outgrowth of the suburb's ever growing population will be the need for more schools> -- see EFFECT 1
3 something that naturally develops or is developed from something else <an industry that is an outgrowth of the technology first developed for the U.S. space program> -- see DERIVATIVE