Character 9
Hyphenation ac cre tion
Pronunciations /ə.ˈkɹi.ʃən/

Definitions and meanings of "Accretion"

What do we mean by accretion?

Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion. noun

Something contributing to such growth or increase. noun

The growing together or adherence of parts that are normally separate. noun

Slow addition to land by deposition of water-borne sediment. noun

An increase of land along the shores of a body of water, as by alluvial deposit. noun

An increase in the mass of a celestial object by its gravitational capture of surrounding interstellar material. noun

The act of accreting or accrescing; a growing to; an increase by natural growth; an addition; specifically, an increase by an accession of parts externally. noun

In pathology, the growing together of parts normally separate, as the fingers or toes. noun

The thing added; an extraneous addition; an accession: commonly used in the plural, and restricted to accessions made slowly and gradually by some external force. noun

In law: The increase or growth of property by external accessions, as by alluvium naturally added to land situated on the bank of a river, or on the seashore. noun

In Scots law, the completion of an originally defective or imperfect right by some subsequent act on the part of the person from whom the right was derived. noun

In forestry, increase in diameter or height: distinguished from increment, increase in volume. noun

In petrol., a term proposed by Johnston-Lavis for a mass formed in solution by deposition about a nucleus, as in oölite, or upon the walls of a cavity. noun

The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. noun

The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition. noun

Concretion; coherence of separate particles. noun

A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes. noun

The act of increasing by natural growth; especially the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.

The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition

Something added externally to promote growth the external growth of an item.

Concretion; coherence of separate particles

A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes.

The gradual increase of land by deposition of water-borne sediment.

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 sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.

Gain to an heir or legatee; failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share percentage.

Grow by accumulation Urban Dictionary

The hypothesis that sound co-located-with-itself creates light. Ie. Sound moving at uncountable speed. Urban Dictionary

A very obese person; a cheese hog. A respectful term, as some people believe that the more matter you can make part of yourself, the better off you are. Originated on "Buffalo This" ( in the "Respect for the cheese hogs" article. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Accretion

The word "accretion" in example sentences

The Reserve's marshes and beaches are among the best-studied sites nationally with regard to long-term accretion and erosion (over thousands of years). ❋ Unknown (2007)

And it seems that people are anticipating a turn in the commodity cycle, and private enterprises that don't have to worry at all about near-term accretion dilution or a mass in power plants on the idea that the forward price curve is about to turn in a positive direction.

Maybe talk about what type of intermediate-term accretion you expect to get from both the Omnium and the Bank of Ireland securities deal.

Analysts said even with the lack of immediate accretion to earnings per share as a potential negative, Williams can make a compelling case for long-term accretion from the deal.

BGH unitholders would result in dilution of BPL's distributable cash flow per unit of approximately 6 percent to 7 percent in 2011, but expects long-term accretion due to the benefits of the merger, including the elimination of incentive distributions currently being paid to BGH. ❋ Unknown (2010)

What could be more extreme than the conditions of the swirling cloud of matter surrounding a black hole, known as the accretion disk? ❋ Unknown (2009)

The accreted matter forms a disk called accretion disk. ❋ Maryrobinette (2008)

The scientists for the first time, observed the vertical launch of rotating winds from glowing disks of gas, known as accretion disks, surrounding supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. ❋ William Harryman (2007)

The earth at first was a ball of red-hot, semimolten material formed by accretion, which is the violent accumulation of heavy debris left over from the exploding star. ❋ John Clayton Nils Jansma (2001)

She had grown weary and detached, and since she affected me as more impressed with the evil of the world than with the good, this was a gain; in other words her accretion of indifference, if not of cynicism, showed a softer surface than that of her old ambitions. ❋ Henry James (1879)

In 2015, the benefits outweigh the cost for both Network Vision and the iPhone, resulting in greater cash accretion, which is approximately $4.7 billion.

Is that -- and you said that a part of the accretion is a function of them doing more than you thought or in some...

Scientists have in the past estimated that the Earth's development, a process known as accretion where gas, dust and other material clumped together to form the planet, happened over just 30 million years. ❋ Unknown (2010)

This is not from the black hole itself, but from a disk of material - called the accretion disk - that forms around the black hole. ❋ Unknown (2009)

That is in keeping with what is known as accretion theory - that young planets gather up dust and matter as they orbit - and prompted the team to begin looking for the suspected planet in 2005. ❋ Unknown (2008)

"accretion" - happened over the course of 30 million years. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Nor must we set apart from assimilation that accretion which is commonly distinguished from alimentation; as when clay between stones concretes and turns into a stony substance, or the scaly substance on the teeth turns into a substance as hard as the teeth themselves, and so on. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Among other things we discovered that vitamin D in physiological doses can stimulate not only the intestinal absorption and "accretion" but also the resorption of bone mineral. ❋ Unknown (2001)

[The ice] [grew] accretely ❋ Ridonkulous (2017)

Sound is the only emergent phenomenon that can be [superimposed] on the same location twice. Ie. Two similar-sounding words occupy the same space. [Accretive-induction] states that light is the result of [sound's] ability to co-locate itself in the same space. ❋ Sandrashine (2020)

*Ding dong!* Tim: "Hey there [old buddy], it's been a long time!" Bill: "Sure has. We used to rule this town back in the day. It's good to be back." [Tim's mom]: "Is that little Billy? Tell him I say hi. I'd come in there if I could fit through that darned doorway!" *earth [rumbles]* Bill: "Dude, is that your mom making the floor shake like that? Let me take a look..." (runs into other room) Bill: "DAAAAAMN dude she is a chee-ee-eese hog! That woman got huge!" Tim: "Not cool, man." Bill: "No, I mean it in a good way. She's an extremely adept matter accreter - I bet she has 500 lbs to her name!" Tim: "Oh, well then thanks. You should tell her that yourself! I bet she'd be thrilled." ❋ Nicholas D (2008)

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