accretion

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There are 9 letters in the word ACCRETION

22 Definitions  for the word accretion:

noun - (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)
noun - an increase by natural growth or addition
noun - (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
noun - (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
noun - (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
noun - something contributing to growth or increase, "he scraped away the accretions of paint", "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

GCIDE Definitions - ACCRETION

accretion
ac*cre"tion (, n. [L. accretio, fr. accrescere to increase. Cf. Crescent, Increase, Accrue.]
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1. The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. Arbuthnot.
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2. The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
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A mineral . . . augments not by growth, but by accretion. Owen.
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To strip off all the subordinate parts of his narrative as a later accretion. Sir G. C. Lewis.
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3. Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
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4. A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes. Dana.
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5. (Law) (a) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or soil from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark. (b) Gain to an heir or legatee, by failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share. Wharton. Kent.
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accretion
ac*cre"tion (, n. [L. accretio, fr. accrescere to increase. Cf. Crescent, Increase, Accrue.]
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1. The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. Arbuthnot.
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2. The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
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A mineral . . . augments not by growth, but by accretion. Owen.
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To strip off all the subordinate parts of his narrative as a later accretion. Sir G. C. Lewis.
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3. Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
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4. A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes. Dana.
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5. (Law) (a) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or soil from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark. (b) Gain to an heir or legatee, by failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share. Wharton. Kent.
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