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Synonyms for accretion
əˈkri ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accretion, accumulation(noun)

    an increase by natural growth or addition

    Synonyms:
    collection, accrual, accruement, assemblage, accumulation, aggregation

  2. accretion(noun)

    something contributing to growth or increase

    "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  3. accretion(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  4. accretion(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  5. accretion(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  6. accretion(noun)

    (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)

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

Wiktionary

  1. accretion(noun)

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  2. accretion(noun)

    The act of increasing by natural growth; especially the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  3. accretion(noun)

    The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.

    A mineral ... augments not by grown, but by accretion.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  4. accretion(noun)

    Something added externally to promote growth the external growth of an item.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  5. accretion(noun)

    concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  6. accretion(noun)

    A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  7. accretion(noun)

    The gradual increase of land by deposition of water-borne sediment.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  8. accretion(noun)

    The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  9. accretion(noun)

    Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    growth (by accession of parts)

  2. accretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) growing together

  3. accretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) gradual accumulation (of soil, as at the mouth of a river)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    accumulation, build-up

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How to use accretion in a sentence?

  1. Felipe Alves:

    We expect this two-level accretion process to drive the dynamics of the binary system during its mass accretion phase, while the good agreement of these observations with theory is already very promising, we will need to study more young binary systems in detail to better understand how multiple stars form.

  2. Erin Kara:

    Tidal disruption events offer us this rare view at the most common kind of supermassive black hole in the universe— these so-called dormant supermassive black holes, tidal disruption events, where the stellar debris causes the formation of a temporary accretion disk, offers us a way to probe this population of supermassive black holes.

  3. Mary Baker:

    The IRS is trying to communicate that an accretion of value... will trigger a taxable event, whether you are using the currency to buy a tangible item or to acquire a virtual item, how to keep track of these transactions and their taxable effect is an issue that Congress and the Treasury Department both are grappling with.

  4. Elena Murchikova:

    This should help improve our understanding of how accretion onto black holes works.

  5. Alexander Graham Bell:

    The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.


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