# growth_rate-n; 1 Senses

### Sense Number 1: an increase in size as measured per unit of time

Commentary: GROWTH_RATE[+quantity][+measure][+increase][+size][+per_unit][+time]

__Examples:__

The growth rate of the bacteria in the petri dishes is exponential.

The growth rate of their nation's population has slackened in recent decades.

The growth rate of this tree is about six inches a year.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1