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Synonyms of accretion

Noun


1. accretion, accumulation, increase, increment, growth

usage: an increase by natural growth or addition

2. accretion, addition, increase, gain

usage: something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

3. accretion, increase, increment, growth

usage: (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases

4. accretion, increase, increment, growth

usage: (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles

5. accretion, increase, increment, growth

usage: (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment

6. accretion, inheritance, heritage

usage: (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)

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