accretion

Noun
  • An increase by natural growth or addition (synset 113446038)
  • Something contributing to growth or increase (synset 113776705)
  • (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases (synset 113446598)
  • (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles (synset 113446418)
  • (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment (synset 113446240)
  • (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) (synset 113284439)

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