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  Definition of accretion
  1. (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)
  2. an increase by natural growth or addition
  3. (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or water-borne sediment
  4. (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
  5. (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
  6. something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"
Similar Words: accumulation

 

Hyponyms: backup, buildup, deposition, deposit

 

Derivational Morphology: accrete

 

Anagrams: container, anorectic, Ceratonia, crenation, carnotite

 

 
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