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The synonyms of “Accretion” are: accumulation, collecting, gathering, cumulation, accrual, growth, formation, enlargement, increase, gain, augmentation, rise, mushrooming, snowballing, addition, extension, appendage, add-on, supplement
Accretion as a Noun
Definitions of "Accretion" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “accretion” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases.
- (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment.
- (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.
- Growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles.
- The formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases.
- (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles.
- An increase by natural growth or addition.
- 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.
- Something contributing to growth or increase.
- An increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment.
- Growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.
- A thing formed or added by gradual growth or increase.
- The coming together and cohesion of matter under the influence of gravitation to form larger bodies.
Synonyms of "Accretion" as a noun (19 Words)
|accrual||A charge for work that has been done but not yet invoiced, for which provision is made at the end of a financial period.|
Before closing off an accounting period it is essential that provision is made for accruals.
|accumulation||(finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation.|
The accumulation of wealth.
|add-on||A component that is added to something to improve it.|
|addition||The arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers.|
She began with simple arithmetic addition and then subtraction.
|appendage||A part that is joined to something larger.|
They treat Scotland as a mere appendage of England.
|augmentation||The act of augmenting.|
The augmentation of the curriculum with new subjects.
|collecting||The act of gathering something together.|
|cumulation||A collection of objects laid on top of each other.|
|enlargement||The act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.|
Talks on the enlargement of the EU.
|extension||An educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students.|
The extension of satellite of Mars is the set containing only Demos and Phobos.
|formation||An arrangement of people or things acting as a unit.|
The formation of pseudopods.
|gain||A thing that is achieved or acquired.|
Shares showed gains of up to 21 per cent.
|gathering||The act of gathering something.|
A family gathering.
|growth||Something that has grown or is growing.|
All growths within the legally delimited Champagne zone are classified.
|increase||The amount by which something increases.|
The increase in unemployment.
|mushrooming||A large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb.|
Mushrooming makes you see and appreciate the woodland differently.
|rise||The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises.|
They cheered the rise of the hot air balloon.
|supplement||A supplementary component that improves capability.|
An earnings related supplement was paid during the first six months of unemployment.
Usage Examples of "Accretion" as a noun
- During the later stages of accretion the outer 100 km or so of the Moon melted.
- The city has a historic core surrounded by recent accretions.
- The central city surrounded by recent accretions.
- The growing accretion of central government authority.
- The accretion of sediments in coastal mangroves.
- He scraped away the accretions of paint.
Associations of "Accretion" (30 Words)
|accessory||A thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.|
He was charged with being accessory to the crime.
|accrete||Form (a composite whole) by gradual accumulation.|
The collection of art he had accreted was to be sold.
|accumulation||A mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired.|
The accumulation of paperwork on her desk.
|additional||Added, extra, or supplementary to what is already present or available.|
Called for additional troops.
|additive||A substance added to something in small quantities to improve or preserve it.|
Many foods contain chemical additives.
|adjunct||Connected or added to something.|
A talented adjunct desperately grabbing at officer status.
|adjutant||A person’s assistant or deputy.|
Hoare was his adjutant in all the talks with the government.
|aide||An assistant to an important person, especially a political leader.|
A presidential aide.
|ancillary||Providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, system, etc.|
An ancillary pump.
|appendage||An external body part that projects from the body.|
They treat Scotland as a mere appendage of England.
|assistant||A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.|
My invaluable assistant.
|attachment||Temporary secondment to an organization.|
She felt a sentimental attachment to the place creep over her.
|auxiliary||An auxiliary person or thing.|
An auxiliary schooner.
|byproduct||A product made during the manufacture of something else.|
|cling||A clingstone peach.|
Sucker like discs help them to cling on.
|extra||Excessive or extravagant.|
He always carried extras in case of an emergency.
|gemstone||A precious or semi-precious stone, especially one cut, polished, and used in a piece of jewellery.|
|glycogen||A substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide which forms glucose on hydrolysis.|
|growth||Increase in economic activity or value.|
The only growth was some salt grass.
|object||Express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent.|
He hated being the object of public attention.
|optional||Possible but not necessary; left to personal choice.|
A wide range of optional excursions is offered.
|overproduction||The production of more of a product, commodity, or substance than is wanted or needed.|
Certain foods cause overproduction of bacteria in the stomach.
|secondarily||As a secondary consequence; subsequently.|
The case for volunteering is only secondarily economic and political.
|secondary||A secondary feather.|
When a bear eats a plant eating rodent the bear is functioning as a secondary consumer.
|stack||Fill or cover a place or surface with stacks of things.|
Texas s capital punishment law stacks the deck in favour of death over prison.
|subsidiary||Less important than but related or supplementary to something.|
A subsidiary flue of the main chimney.
|supplementary||A supplementary person or thing.|
The development of databases supplementary to existing ones.
|supportive||Furnishing support or assistance.|
The staff are extremely supportive of each other.
|trinket||A small ornament or item of jewellery that is of little value.|
|vicarious||Suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another.|
Read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement.