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Synonyms for accretion

Synonyms for accretion

the result or product of building up

Synonyms for accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

something contributing to growth or increase

(astronomy) 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

(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)

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In addition, accretion income associated with the First Clover Leaf acquisition helped drive the margin higher.
If a black hole absorbs a substance, there is a so-called accretion," researcher Elena Seifina said in a statement from (https://www.
5 Gy ago during their accretion from the solar nebula and their concomitant differentiation into an iron-rich core and a silicate mantle.
For an accretion to occur, there must be sufficient continuity of operations to justify applying the existing union contract, considering factors such as whether operations are "substantially the same" and whether transferred employees from the old facility constitute a substantial percentage of the new plant's employee complement (usually at least 40 percent).
Cascade expects the transaction will result in modest earnings accretion in 2016 (excluding one-time costs) and expects approximately 5% accretion to earnings in 2017.
1 million, or 40 percent, compared to the full year of 2014, due largely to loan growth, both organic and from acquisitions, and accretion income from acquisitions.
Contributions come from a variety of organizations including NASA, Boeing Aircraft, and Pennsylvania State University, and address aspects of the issue such as fluid dynamics, observational technology, hydrophobic coatings, interaction of meteorological conditions with wing shapes, and a variety of ice accretion test methods.
To have grown so large so fast, the black hole must have been stuffing itself with gas at close to its maximum accretion rate for most of its existence--but the outward push of radiation from the gas being swallowed should have cut off the black hole's accretion after 10 million to 100 million years.
As matter from the star falls onto the black hole, an accretion disk forms around the black hole.
18 per share, diluted, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, also after deduction of TARP dividends and discount accretion.
By studying the jets from pre-planetary and planetary nebulae, Blackman and Lucchini were able to connect the energy and momentum involved in the accretion process with that in the jets; the process of accretion is what in effect provides the fuel for these jets.
Upon completion of the Coventry transaction Aetna intends to provide combined company projections for 2013, including specific operating earnings-per-share accretion and synergy projections for 2013.
This movie follows two orbiting black holes and their accretion disk during their final three orbits and ultimate merger.
Material from the secondary flows from the secondary towards the primary, but because it has substantial angular momentum it forms an accretion disc around the primary.
Accretion and ejection in AGN; a global view; proceedings.