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Synonyms for accretionəˈkri ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accretion, accumulation(noun)

    an increase by natural growth or addition

    Synonyms:
    collection, accrual, accruement, assemblage, accretion, accumulation, aggregation

  2. accretion(noun)

    something contributing to growth or increase

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  3. accretion(noun)

    (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  4. accretion(noun)

    (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  5. accretion(noun)

    (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

  6. accretion(noun)

    (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)

    Synonyms:
    accumulation

Wiktionary

  1. accretion(noun)

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  2. accretion(noun)

    The act of increasing by natural growth; especially the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  3. accretion(noun)

    The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  4. accretion(noun)

    Something added externally to promote growth the external growth of an item.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  5. accretion(noun)

    concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  6. accretion(noun)

    A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  7. accretion(noun)

    The gradual increase of land by deposition of water-borne sediment.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  8. accretion(noun)

    The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

  9. accretion(noun)

    Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.

    Synonyms:
    growth

    Antonyms:
    attrition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    growth (by accession of parts)

  2. accretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) growing together

  3. accretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) gradual accumulation (of soil, as at the mouth of a river)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

accumulation, build-up


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