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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n outgrowth a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant "a bony process"
    • n outgrowth the gradual beginning or coming forth "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
    • n outgrowth a natural consequence of development
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Outgrowth That which grows out of, or proceeds from, anything; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, a result or consequence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outgrowth That which grows out; an excrescence: specifically, in botany, a collective term for the various excrescences or growths from the general surface of plants, such as trichomes, prickles, bristles, the ligule of grasses, etc.
    • n outgrowth A development or growth from some other or earlier condition or state of things; a growth, development, result, or resultant from any kind of cause or beginning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outgrowth that which grows out of a thing: growth to excess
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In literature:

These are frequently the outgrowth of differences in temperament and early training.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
They were products of the same age, outgrowths of a similar soil.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
The exterior has no governing scheme, no "idee maitresse," no individual style, and is the outgrowth of no definite period.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Recamier, that his visits were the outgrowth of mere habit.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Astrological divination is an outgrowth of the Sabaean idolatry, and held in abomination by the monotheistic author of Genesis.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
This authority is largely the outgrowth of usage.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
He asserts that communal marriage is purely the outgrowth of imagination, and in so doing falls far behind Bachofen.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The tipping custom is not wholly the outgrowth of greed.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
In other Polychaetes one or more pairs of similar outgrowths are glandular.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Rather it seemed just some deadly outgrowth of these weird sands beside the mysterious lagoon.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
But analyzation had told him that his peculiar abhorrence was no mere outgrowth of this.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
The universities, as is well known, were the outgrowth of cathedral schools.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
All of this business, or certainly nine tenths of it, is the natural outgrowth of the treaty referred to.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
The prostomium is essentially a part or outgrowth of the first somite, and cannot be regarded as itself a somite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
A novel form of double transmission was invented by the writer soon after the completion of the harmonic system, and was an outgrowth of it.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
There is no unendurable sorrow which is not the outgrowth of some sin.
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens
Some embody historical traditions; and some are the outgrowth of peculiar states of society in medieval times.
"British Goblins" by Wirt Sikes
The French government of to-day is distinctly an outgrowth of conditions, and not of theories.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The belief in them was a survival of paganism, and not at all an outgrowth of Christian belief in angelic hosts.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
The lungs are said to be outgrowths of the alimentary canal.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney

In poetry:

The outgrowth of his youthful ken
No cold obstruction fetters;
He quickly learns the "types" of men,
And all the world of "letters."
"The Happy Printer" by Henry Austin Dobson

In news:

Sold-out crowd attends outgrowth of 'Blue Plate Special'.
But in Steve McQueen's Shame, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot—it is the plot.
Over the years, I invented or learned from others some frugal ways that are an outgrowth of that frugal Adirondack upbringing.
Faith in reason is the direct, logical outgrowth of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
The Naranjo Museum of Natural History is an outgrowth of 40 years of archeological pursuits by Lufkinite Neal Naranjo.
Looking at the main façade of a city apartment complex and seeing a line of dirty gray disks poke out of windows like plastic mushroom outgrowth is a double depresso shot of gadget neglect and bad design aesthetics.
Shortened urls are a natural outgrowth of the rise of social networking and micro-blogging services like Twitter, which have made online messaging more economical.
Solar Planet is the newer of the two, an outgrowth of Charley 's Grilled Subs, a chain that began in Columbus in 1986 and now has more than 400 units around the world.
An outgrowth of Chicago's derivatives markets, they go by wonky names like Global Electronic Trading Co. Tradebot and Infinium.
Macedonia, an outgrowth of Yugoslavia, signs DC firm to a six-month, $150K PR pact.
This is because black nationalism is an outgrowth of 1960s chic radicalism.
A logical outgrowth of an established boat builder is a marine operating company.
Do you see the music you made as Mayer as an outgrowth of being a DJ/producer.
Vigilante-style efforts to strip some Ohio residents of their right to vote are an outgrowth of the wave of laws and restrictions enacted by Republicans to make voting harder.
If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy.

In science:

It is worth to remember that the BKL analysis is an outgrowth of the earlier heuristic analysis of Lifshitz and Khalatnikov which gave the wrong answer (generic absence of singularities) and was shown to be in error by the rigorous mathematical arguments of the singularity theorems.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
The most successful topological version, homotopy, or “Quinn” stratified spaces [QS], were identified as an outgrowth of controlled topology and have local homotopy conditions relating the strata.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
The low entanglement production is a direct outgrowth of the matrix element randomness lag.
Matrix Element Randomness, Entanglement, and Quantum Chaos
An important outgrowth of this theory is a new set of rank-selection tools.
Minimax rank estimation for subspace tracking
The first non-classical invariant of Legendrian knots, dubbed Legendrian contact homology (LCH), appeared as an outgrowth of Eliashberg and Hofer’s work on symplectic field theory [EGH00].
On the equivalence of Legendrian and transverse invariants in knot Floer homology
This path can be viewed as a random walk path and the summation over branched polymers is a summation over all random walks from x to y where each vertex can be the source of an outgrowth of a rooted branched polymer.
Quantization of Geometry
As an outgrowth of that work, substantial progress has been made towards understanding the Bianchi systems both near the initial singularity and in the asymptotically expanding direction.
Report on GR16, Session A3: Mathematical Studies of the Field Equations
One extraordinary outgrowth of the Khovanov work is the deep work of Ozwath and Szabo finding a categorification of the Alexander polynomial that is related to the state sum in .
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
The dynamic approaches are outgrowths of the attempts to relate the signals to the bio-physico-mathematical models of the signal source.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Finally, our work is a natural outgrowth of an ongoing pro ject on scene analysis (especially ob ject recognition) which has been largely of an algorithmic nature (see, e.g., ).
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
The author would like to thank Gary Lorden for suggesting this problem and for his enthusiastic support of the author’s thesis research, of which this work is an outgrowth.
Asymptotically optimal multistage tests of simple hypotheses
Another outgrowth of [K5] is the concept of a u-ideal that is studied in detail in the influential paper [K7] by Nigel, G.
Nigel Kalton's work in isometrical Banach space theory
Neural Networks: Tricks of the Trade, this book is an outgrowth of a 1996 NIPS workshop, volume 1524 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Two Projection Pursuit Algorithms for Machine Learning under Non-Stationarity
The approach is that of Disjunctive Programming, a natural outgrowth of the study of intersection cuts.
Intersection cuts from multiple rows: a disjunctive programming approach
In general there is a natural candidate: the Kempf-Hesselink stratification of X [H,K,N], a natural outgrowth of D.
Cohomology, Symmetry, and Perfection