accretion

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Synonyms for accretion

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Synonyms for accretion

the result or product of building up

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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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