- a natural development, product, or result: to consider truancy an outgrowth of parental neglect.
- an additional, supplementary result.
- a growing out or forth.
- something that grows out; offshoot; excrescence.
- a thing growing out of a main body
- a development, result, or consequence
- the act of growing out
n.1837, from out (adv.) + growth. Figurative sense “natural product” is earlier (1828).