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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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The researchers were trying to confirm that the accretion disk does not exist anymore below certain luminosities, but instead, they found a disk normally seen in objects that are 1,000 or even 100,000 times more luminous. 
These gases are expected to orbit the black hole in a vast accretion disk that extends a few tenths of a light-year from the black hole's event horizon.
Compared to the prior quarter, net interest income was positively impacted by higher yields and average balances on our loans and investments, higher prepayments and other loan related fees, which were principally offset by lower accretion income, and higher deposit and borrowing costs.
They alleged that the property had been formed through accretion and had been in their joint open, notorious, public, continuous and adverse possession for more than 30 years.
Confirming the figure, the Acting Director in charge of Corporate Communications at the CBN, Isaac Okorafor attributed the accretion to the country's reserves to the Bank's strategy to effectively manage forex demand by various sectors of the economy.
But two recent studies suggest that these "failed stars" are nevertheless more like stars than planets, displaying strong polar jets and accretion disks like those seen around forming stars.
By acquiring the additional 5.5% ownership interest in PTL, the company expects to realise earnings accretion, additional cash flow from cash tax savings and an increase in the annual cash distribution PTL provides to its partners.
The two studies published on the preprint server arXiv suggest that these quasars blaze out of existence because the amount of gas and dust flowing through their accretion disks " the swirl of hot matter that encircles a black hole " drops dramatically.
Net interest income was positively impacted by purchase accounting accretion in each of the periods totaling USD 137,000 in the first quarter of 2017, USD 114,000 in the first quarter of 2016 and USD 187,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016.
[18] carried out a wind tunnel test to investigate the influence of the initial ice accretion angle on the aerodynamic characteristics of D-shape 2-bundled and 6-bundled conductors.
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.