HyperDic: accretion

English > 6 senses of the word accretion:
NOUNprocessaccretion, accumulationan increase / increase by natural growth or addition
quantityaccretionsomething contributing to growth or increase / increase / increase / increase
processaccretion(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
processaccretion(biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
processaccretion(geology) an increase / increase / increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
possessionaccretion(law) an increase / increase / 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)
accretion > pronunciation
Soundsahkriy'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > accretion: 6 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningAn increase / increase by natural growth or addition.
Synonymaccumulation
NarrowerbackupAn accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage / stoppage
buildupThe result of the process of accumulation
deposition, depositThe natural process of laying down a deposit of something
Broaderincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Spanishacumulación, aumento
Catalanacreció, acumulació, acumulament
Adjectivesaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion
Verbsaccretegrow or become attached by accretion
English > accretion: 6 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningSomething contributing to growth or increase / increase / increase / increase.
Examples
  • "he scraped away the accretions of paint"
  • "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"
Broaderaddition, increase, gainA quantity that is added
Adjectivesaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion
English > accretion: 6 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Broaderincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Adjectivesaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion
English > accretion: 6 senses > noun 4, process
Meaning(biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles.
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broaderincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Adjectivesaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion
Verbsaccretegrow or become attached by accretion
English > accretion: 6 senses > noun 5, process
Meaning(geology) an increase / increase / increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment.
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
Broaderincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Adjectivesaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion
English > accretion: 6 senses > noun 6, possession
Meaning(law) an increase / increase / 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).
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderinheritance, heritageThat which is inherited
Spanishplusvalía
Adjectivesaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion

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