Meaning of accretion
Pronunciation: (u-krē'shun), [key]
- an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent.
- the result of this process.
- an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion.
- the growing together of separate parts into a single whole.
- increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land by alluvion.
- accretion (Thesaurus)