Definition of Accretion. Meaning of Accretion. Synonyms of Accretion

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Definition of Accretion

Accretion
Accretion Ac*cre"tion, n. [L. accretio, fr. accrescere to increase. Cf. 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. 2. 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. --Owen. To strip off all the subordinate parts of his as a later accretion. --Sir G. C. Lewis. 3. Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass. 4. A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes. --Dana. 5. (Law) (a) 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. (b) 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. --Wharton. Kent.

Meaning of Accretion from wikipedia

- An accretion disk is a structure (often a cir****stellar disk) formed by diffused material in orbital motion around a m****ive central body. The central...
- Accretion may refer to: Accretion (astrophysics), the formation of planets and other bodies by collection of material through gravity Accretion (meteorology)...
- accretion is the ac****ulation of particles into a m****ive object by gravitationally attracting more matter, typically gaseous matter, in an accretion...
- system over the next 10–100 million years.The protoplanetary disk is an accretion disk that feeds the central star. Initially very hot, the disk later cools...
- Accretion, in geology, is a process by which material is added to a tectonic plate or a landm****. This material may be sediment, volcanic arcs, seamounts...
- In finance, accretion is the change in the price of a bond bought at a discount to the par value of the bond. Accretion can be thought of as the antonym...
- primordial nuclides). According to nebular theory, planetesimals formed by accretion, with the primordial Earth taking 10–7001200000000000000♠20 million years...
- (4.54 × 109 years ± 1%). This age may represent the age of the Earth’s accretion, of core formation, or of the material from which the Earth formed. This...
- In pebble accretion the accretion of objects ranging from cm's up to meters in diameter onto planetesimals in a protoplanetary disk is enhanced by aerodynamic...
- In accounting, accretion expense is a periodic expense recognized when updating the present value of a balance sheet liability, which has arisen from...
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