HyperDic: accretionary

English > 1 sense of the word accretionary:
ADJECTIVEallaccretionarymarked or produced by accretion
English > accretionary: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningmarked or produced by accretion.
BroaderincreasingBecoming greater or larger
Nounsaccretion(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)
accretionan increase / increase by natural growth or addition
accretion(geology) an increase / increase / increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
accretion(biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
accretion(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
accretionsomething contributing to growth or increase / increase / increase / increase

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