[kon-kree-shuh n, kong-] /kɒnˈkri ʃən, kɒŋ-/
the act or process of or becoming substantial; coalescence; solidification.
the state of being .
a solid mass formed by or as if by coalescence or cohesion:
a concretion of melted candies.
anything that is made real, tangible, or particular.
Pathology. a solid or calcified mass in the body formed by a disease process.
Geology. a rounded mass of mineral matter occurring in sandstone, clay, etc., often in concentric layers about a nucleus.
the act or process of coming or growing together; coalescence
a solid or solidified mass
something made real, tangible, or specific
any of various rounded or irregular mineral masses formed by chemical precipitation around a nucleus, such as a bone or shell, that is different in composition from the sedimentary rock that surrounds it
(pathol) another word for calculus
by 1670s, from French concrétion, from Latin concretionem (nominative concretio), from concretus (see concrete).
concretion con·cre·tion (kən-krē’shən)
A solid mass, usually composed of inorganic material, formed in a cavity or tissue of the body; a calculus.
[kon-kree-shuh-ner-ee, kong-] /kɒnˈkri ʃəˌnɛr i, kɒŋ-/ adjective 1. formed by ; consisting of concreted matter or masses.
[kon-kree-tiz-uh m, kong-, kon-kree-tiz-uh m, kong-] /kɒnˈkri tɪz əm, kɒŋ-, ˈkɒn kriˌtɪz əm, ˈkɒŋ-/ noun 1. the theory or practice of .
[kon-kruh-tahyz, kong-; kon-kree-tahyz, kong-, kuh n-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒn krəˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-; kɒnˈkri taɪz, kɒŋ-, kən-, kəŋ-/ verb (used with object), concretized, concretizing. 1. to make , real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to: to concretize abstractions. /ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz; ˈkɒŋ-/ verb 1. (transitive) to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to v. […]
[kon-kreet, kong-, kon-kreet, kong- for 1–10, 13–15; kon-kreet, kong- for 11, 12] /ˈkɒn krit, ˈkɒŋ-, kɒnˈkrit, kɒŋ- for 1–10, 13–15; kɒnˈkrit, kɒŋ- for 11, 12/ adjective 1. constituting an actual thing or instance; real: a concrete proof of his sincerity. 2. pertaining to or concerned with realities or actual instances rather than abstractions; particular (opposed […]