accretion

  1. an increase by natural growth or addition
  2. (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)

Accretion

An accumulation of dust and gas into larger bodies such as stars, planets and moons, or as discs around existing bodies.

accretion

Accumulation of dust and gas into larger bodies.
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accretion

the growing of separate things into one 
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accretion

Accumulation of dust and gas into larger bodies such as stars, planets and moons.
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Accretion

The accumulation of (beach) sediment, deposited by natural fluid flow processes.
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accretion

[n] - something contributing to growth or increase 2. [n] - (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases 3. [n] - (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles 4. [n] - (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits ...
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Accretion

The process by which the terrestrial planets grew, increasing their mass by gradually accumulating smaller bodies, called planetesimals. See also: Accretion Disc.
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accretion

The increase in value of an asset over a period of time in a predictable or pre-determined way. The opposite of amortisation
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Accretion

Ac·cre'tion noun [ Latin accretio , from accrescere to increase. Confer Crescent , Increase , Accrue .] 1. The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. Arbuthnot.
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accretion

1. Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present; e.g., the manner of growth of crystals. ... Synonym: accrementition. ... 2. In dentistry, foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity. ... 3. A growing together. ... Origin: L. Accretio, fr. Ad, to, ...
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accretion

accumulation noun an increase by natural growth or addition
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accretion

(ә-kre´shәn) growth by addition of material. accumulation. adherence of parts normally separated.
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Accretion

• (n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. • (n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth. • (n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the ...
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accretion

(from the article `hydrosphere`) The Earth is thought to have accreted from a cloud of ionized particles around the Sun. This gaseous matter condensed into small particles that ... [7 related articles]
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Accretion

In relations to a discount. In accounting, accretion is a straight-line accumulation of capital gains on a discount bond in anticipation of receipt of par at maturity. Discover What It`s Like to Live Easy With EquiTrend
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Accretion

Accretion refers to the addition, without an election, of a group of employees to an existing bargaining unit. 
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accretion

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-krē′shŭn Definitions: 1. Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present; the manner of growth of crystals. 2. In dentistry, foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity. 3. A growing together. Synonyms:...
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Accretion

a process by which material is added to a tectonic plate.
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Accretion

The growth of the continental masses over geologic time via the addition of marine sediments. These sediments are added on to the edges of the continents through tectonic collision with other oceanic or continental plates.
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Accretion

Growth of a cloud or precipitation particle by the collision and union of a frozen particle (ice crystal or snowflake) with a super-cooled liquid droplet which freezes on impact.
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accretion

In general, a process of growth by accumulation and adhesion. In the context of the origin of planetary systems (see planetary systems, formation), accretion is the process by which small particles collide and stick together to form larger objects in a protoplanetary disk. Once a large enough body h...
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Accretion

n. the increase of land by the washing of the seas or rivers i.e. deposition. Also used to refer to growth in assets. eg. in trusts, a beneficiary's increase in benefits is termed accretion. In reference to discount bonds, it describes the accumulation of value until maturity.
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Accretion

The addition of air particles to hydrated drops (snow, rain, sleet, etc.) by coagulation as the drops fall through the sky.
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Accretion

[coastal management] Accretion is the process of coastal sediment returning to the visible portion of a beach or foreshore following a submersion event. A sustainable beach or foreshore often goes through a cycle of submersion during rough weather then accretion during calmer periods. If a coastline is not in a healthy sustainable state, th...
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