noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] an increase by natural growth or addition.
Words that Rhyme with Accretion
Example sentences of the word accretion
1. Noun, singular or mass
As matter approaches a black hole, it moves in a shape known as an accretion disk.
Quotes containing the word accretion
1. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
- Alexander Graham Bell
noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] something contributing to growth or increase.
noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment.
noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles.
noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases.
noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (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).