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accretion

noun

1 accretion

An increase by natural growth or addition.

synonym: accumulation.

Roget 194: expansion; increase of size etc. 35; enlargement, extension, augmentation; amplification, ampliation; aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, ... show more

Roget 35: increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension; dilatation etc. (expansion) 194; increment, accretion; accession etc. 37; development, ... show more



2 accretion

Something contributing to growth or increase.

3 accretion

astronomy The formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases.

Polish: akrecja

4 accretion

biology Growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles.

Polish: akrecja

5 accretion

geology An increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment.

6 accretion

law An increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance).


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