[uh-kree-shuh n] /əˈkri ʃən/
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.
Law. increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land by alluvion.
any gradual increase in size, as through growth or external addition
something added, esp extraneously, to cause growth or an increase in size
the growing together of normally separate plant or animal parts
(law) an increase in the share of a beneficiary in an estate, as when a co-beneficiary fails to take his share
(astronomy) the process in which matter under the influence of gravity is attracted to and increases the mass of a celestial body. The matter usually forms an accretion disc around the accreting object
(geology) the process in which a continent is enlarged by the tectonic movement and deformation of the earth’s crust
1610s, from Latin accretionem (nominative accretio) “an increasing, a growing larger” (e.g. of the waxing moon), noun of action from past participle stem of accrescere, from ad- “to” (see ad-) + crescere “grow” (see crescent).
accretion ac·cre·tion (ə-krē’shən)
[uh-kroo] /əˈkru/ verb (used without object), accrued, accruing. 1. to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc. 2. to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money. 3. Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand. /əˈkruː/ verb (intransitive) -crues, -cruing, -crued 1. to increase […]
[uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/ adjective 1. tending to or arising from ; cumulative. 2. tending to wealth; acquisitive.
[non-uh-chee-ver] /ˌnɒn əˈtʃi vər/ noun 1. a student who fares poorly in the classroom or has failing grades. 2. any person who does not succeed or progress, especially because of lack of interest or motivation.
[ak-wee-es-uh ns] /ˌæk wiˈɛs əns/ noun 1. the act or condition of or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in): acquiescence to his boss’s demands. 2. Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of […]