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Meaning of "accretion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACCRETION

From Latin accretiō increase, from accrēscere.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACCRETION

accretion  [əˈkriːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACCRETION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Accretion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACCRETION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of accretion in the English dictionary

The first definition of accretion in the dictionary is any gradual increase in size, as through growth or external addition. Other definition of accretion is something added, esp extraneously, to cause growth or an increase in size. Accretion is also the growing together of normally separate plant or animal parts.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACCRETION


completion
kəmˈpliːʃən
concretion
kənˈkriːʃən
deletion
dɪˈliːʃən
Diocletian
ˌdaɪəˈkliːʃən
Grecian
ˈɡriːʃən
hyperexcretion
ˌhaɪpərɪkˈskriːʃən
hypersecretion
ˌhaɪpəsɪˈkriːʃən
incompletion
ˌɪnkəmˈpliːʃən
incretion
ɪnˈkriːʃən
Lucretian
luːˈkriːʃən
magnesian
mæɡˈniːʃən
neurosecretion
ˌnjʊərəʊsɪˈkriːʃən
Ossetian
ɒˈsiːʃən
oversecretion
ˌəʊvəsɪˈkriːʃən
Phoenician
fəˈniːʃən
repletion
rɪˈpliːʃən
Rhaetian
ˈriːʃən
Rhodesian
rəʊˈdiːʃən
secretion
sɪˈkriːʃən
Venetian
vɪˈniːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACCRETION

accredit
accreditable
accreditation
accreditation officer
accredited
accrescence
accrescent
accrete
accretion disc
accretionary
accretionary prism
accretionary wedge
accretive
accrew
Accrington
accroides
accruable
accrual
accrual rate
accrue

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACCRETION

accreditation
action
addition
administration
age of discretion
animation
application
association
attention
attraction
carburetion
depletion
discretion
excretion
indiscretion
internal secretion
noncompletion
obsoletion
ozone depletion
suppletion

Synonyms and antonyms of accretion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACCRETION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «accretion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of accretion

Translation of «accretion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACCRETION

Find out the translation of accretion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of accretion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «accretion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acreción
570 millions of speakers

English

accretion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभिवृद्धि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تراكم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аккреции
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acreção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুষ্টি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

accumulation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertambahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zunahme
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

降着
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강착
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Accretion
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tăng thêm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வளர்ச்சிப்பெருக்கத்தின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

büyüme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accrescimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

akrecji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

акреції
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acumulare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσαύξησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanwas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anhopning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tilveksten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of accretion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCRETION»

The term «accretion» is regularly used and occupies the 55.495 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCRETION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «accretion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «accretion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about accretion

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5 QUOTES WITH «ACCRETION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word accretion.
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Alexander Graham Bell
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
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James Fallows
As many people have chronicled, the decision to fight in Vietnam was a years-long accretion of step-by-step choices, each of which could be rationalized at the time. Invading Iraq was an unforced, unnecessary decision to risk everything on a 'war of choice' whose costs we are still paying.
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Jonas Salk
Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience.
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George Saunders
I think fiction isn't so good at being for or against things in general - the rhetorical argument a short story can make is only actualized by the accretion of particular details, and the specificity of these details renders whatever conclusions the story reaches invalid for wider application.
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Walt Whitman
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACCRETION»

Discover the use of accretion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to accretion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Accretion Power in Astrophysics
An updated version of the popular graduate text on accretion in astrophysics.
Juhan Frank, Andrew King, Derek Raine, 2002
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Theory of Black Hole Accretion Discs
The first comprehensive and up-to-date review of our new understanding of accretion disks around black holes - with chapters from experts from around the world.
Marek A. Abramowicz, Gunnlaugur Björnsson, James E. Pringle, 1998
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Accretion Processes in Star Formation
This first comprehensive account of the dynamical processes in the formation of stars and disks from which planets ultimately form.
Lee Hartmann, 2000
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Accretion
A sampling of the stories from the author's first decade of writing.
Rick Novy, 2011
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Accretion-powered Compact Binaries
A comprehensive survey of the current research in the field of cataclysmic variables and low-mass X-ray binaries.
Christopher W. Mauche, 2003
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Ice an Snow Accretion on Structures
These developments are surveyed in the book, and the current position of the theory of atmospheric icing on simple structures is presented.
Graham Poots, 1996
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Accretion of Extraterrestrial Matter Throughout Earth’s History
This book summarizes our current knowledge of the properties, origin, orbital evolution and accretion mechanism of extraterrestrial matter accreted on Earth and sheds light on accretion processes and fluxes in the geologic past.
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Birger Schmitz, 2001
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MHD Flows in Compact Astrophysical Objects: Accretion, Winds ...
Providing such a physical understanding of MHD Flows in Compact Astrophysical Objects is the main goal of this book, which is an updated translation of a successful Russian graduate textbook.
Vasily S. Beskin, 2009
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Accretion Disks, Jets and High-Energy Phenomena in ...
The authors treat theoretical work as well as current observational facts. This volume of the highly esteemed Les Houches series is meant as an advanced text that can serve to attract students to exciting new research work in astrophysics.
Vassily Beskin, V. S. Beskin, 2003
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Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context: ...
This book is thus a useful research and reference tool for the entire astrophysical community. TOC:First Supermassive Black Holes and Structure Formation.- Observations of Supermassive Black Holes at Higher Redshift.
Andrea Merloni, Sergei V. Nayakshin, Rashid A. Sunyaev, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACCRETION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term accretion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fitch: Challenges for India State Banks despite Improving Macro
Gross NPL accretion has already shown signs of deceleration, and we forecast GDP growth to gain momentum and rise to 7.8%. This should ... «EconoTimes, Jul 15»
2
Broker Watch: James Hardie, Brambles, Recall Holdings, GPT Group
This revised synergy estimate implies 13 per cent cashflow accretion (AFFO) to IRM after incorporating further dilution from the scrip component ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
3
Banks need an interest-rate swap market
While it may seem logical in terms of theoretical underpinnings, the crucial issue will be the seasonality in marginal deposit accretion resulting ... «Financial Express, Jul 15»
4
A Seeking Alpha Exclusive In-Depth Interview With Prospect Capital …
So, repurchasing debt at a premium works AGAINST accretion. We'd take a huge earnings hit doing that. It's not wise. It's actually hard to take ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
5
Affinity Education In Play As Rival Mounts A Bid
Moelis believes G8 Education may be able to increase its scrip offer to the equivalent of 98c a share and still achieve 5.0% accretion. «FN Arena News, Jul 15»
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Bloomberg View: Did Obama give 5 million workers a raise?
The steady accretion of regulatory burdens on employers has accelerated in recent years and is one of the things holding American enterprise ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Even Teenage Quasars Are A Hot Mess
The accretion zone around the black hole is so engorged with fuel it converts it into a gusher of radiation that blazes across the universe. [NASA] ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jul 15»
8
Humana & Aetna: Finally
The transaction is guided to be neutral to Aetna's 2016 EPS with mid-single digit accretion in 2017 and low double-digit EPS accretion in 2018 ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
9
Erosion and its opposite A changing frontier
... in some areas, the coast was expanding (a process known as accretion), on average, Alaska's Arctic coast was losing 1.4 metres annually. «The Arctic Journal, Jul 15»
10
The millionaire ambulance chasers
... on Slater & Gordon it could issue stock to buy up smaller law practices of lesser value and create what analysts call "earnings accretion". «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Accretion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/accretion>. Mar 2020 ».
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