Synonyms for accretion |

Synonyms and antonyms for accretion

1. accretion (n.)

an increase by natural growth or addition

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2. accretion (n.)

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

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3. accretion (n.)

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

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4. accretion (n.)

something contributing to growth or increase


5. accretion (n.)

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

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6. accretion (n.)

(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)