Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun accretion

6 senses of accretion

Sense 1
accretion, accumulation -- (an increase by natural growth or addition)
       => increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 2
accretion -- (something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions")
       => addition, increase, gain -- (a quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks")

Sense 3
accretion -- ((astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases)
       => increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 4
accretion -- ((biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles)
       => increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 5
accretion -- ((geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment)
       => increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 6
accretion -- ((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))
       => inheritance, heritage -- (that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner)

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