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Related / Similar Words: accumulation

 

Definition:
  • (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);
  • an increase by natural growth or addition;
  • (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or water-borne sediment;
  • (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles;
  • (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases;
  • something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions";

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    Hyponyms: backup, buildup, deposition, deposit

     

    Derivational Morphology: accrete

     

    Anagrams: container, anorectic, Ceratonia, crenation, carnotite

     

     
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