Accretion

All possible synonyms of the word Accretion as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Accretion

Definition

  • (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

  • accretion

Hypernyms

  • 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

Topic domains

  • law, jurisprudence: the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Accretion

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • accretion

Hypernyms

  • increase, increment, growth: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

Topic domains

  • geology: a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Accretion

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • accretion

Hypernyms

  • increase, increment, growth: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

Topic domains

  • biology, biological science: the science that studies living organisms

Accretion

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • accretion

Hypernyms

  • increase, increment, growth: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

Topic domains

  • astronomy, uranology: the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Accretion

Definition

  • something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

Synonyms

  • accretion

Hypernyms

  • 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"

Accretion, accumulation

Definition

  • an increase by natural growth or addition

Synonyms

  • accretion
  • accumulation

Hypernyms

  • increase, increment, growth: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

Hyponyms

  • backup: an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
  • buildup: the result of the process of accumulation; "the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"
  • deposition, deposit: the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

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