V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. the result of something; 2. something projecting or growing out of something else
Synonyms: result, outcome, consequence, effect, projection, by-product, derivative, offshoot
Tips: Outgrowth is a "growing out" of something; An outgrowth can be a physical growth, like the horns of a dear or the leaves of a plant, or it can refer to the result or consequence of something, like an idea or a policy--the outgrowth would be the result or the consequence of the idea or policy.
The strike was a predictable outgrowth of the pay cuts and employee layoffs. (consequence, result)
The need for an improved freeway system is just one outgrowth of the ever-increasing population and traffic in the county. (derivative, consequence)
An increased danger of forest fires is the outgrowth of a rainy winter and hot, dry summer. (outcome, by-product)
Our neighbor asked us to trim back the outgrowth of our tree, which was encroaching into his yard. (projection, offshoot)
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