accretion

  • 1 Accretion — Accrétion L’accrétion désigne en astrophysique, en géologie, en médecine et en météorologie la constitution et l accroissement d un corps, d une structure ou d un objet par apport et/ou agglomération de matière, généralement en surface ou en… …

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  • 2 accrétion — [ akresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1751; lat. accretio ♦ Sc. Processus d agglomération d éléments inorganiques, solides ou fluides. Accrétion de nuages, de dunes, de planètes. ● accrétion nom féminin (latin médiéval accretio, action d augmenter) Capture de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 accretion — ac·cre·tion /ə krē shən/ n 1: the process or a result of growth or enlargement: as a: the increase or extension of the boundaries of land or the consequent acquisition of land accruing to the owner by the gradual or imperceptible action of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Accretion — may refer to:*Accretion (finance), predictable changes in the price of certain securitiesAccretion in scienceIn science, accretion is a process in which the size of something gradually increases by steady addition of smaller parts. This term is… …

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  • 5 accretion — ac*cre tion ([a^]k*kr[=e] sh[u^]n), n. [L. accretio, fr. accrescere to increase. Cf. {Crescent}, {Increase}, {Accrue}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 accretion — [ə krē′shən] n. [L accretio < accrescere, to increase < ad , to + crescere, to grow: see CRESCENT] 1. growth in size, esp. by addition or accumulation 2. a growing together of parts normally separate 3. accumulated matter [the accretion of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Accretion —   [æ kriːʃn, englisch »Zuwachs«], Astronomie: die Akkretion …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 accretion — (n.) 1610s, from L. accretionem (nom. accretio) an increasing, a growing larger (e.g. of the waxing moon), noun of action from pp. stem of accrescere, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + crescere grow (see CRESCENT (Cf. crescent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 accretion — *addition, increment, accession Analogous words: adjunct, *appendage: adhesion, cohesion (see corresponding verbs at STICK): increase, augmentation, enlargement (see corresponding verbs at INCREASE) Contrasted words: diminution, dwindling,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 accretion — [n] gradual growth, addition accession, accumulation, augmentation, build up, increase, increment, raise, rise; concept 780 Ant. decrease, deduction, shrinkage …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 accretion — ► NOUN 1) growth or increase by gradual accumulation. 2) a thing formed or added in this way …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Accrétion — L’accrétion désigne en astrophysique, en géologie, en médecine et en météorologie la constitution et l accroissement d un corps, d une structure ou d un objet par apport et/ou agglomération de matière, généralement en surface ou en périphérie de… …

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  • 13 accretion — The process of making incremental, periodic increases in the book or carrying value of an asset. For example, when a bond is purchased at a price below 100, the difference between the purchase price and the par value, the discount, is accreted.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 accretion — noun /ʌˈkɹiː.ʃən/ a) The act of increasing by natural growth; especially the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. There might have been a slight accretion of the moss and lichen on the shingled roof. b)… …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 accretion — [[t]əkri͟ːʃ(ə)n[/t]] accretions 1) N COUNT An accretion is an addition to something, usually one that has been added over a period of time. [FORMAL] ...the mythical structure has been overlaid by literary accretions. 2) N UNCOUNT Accretion is the …

    English dictionary

  • 16 accretion — /akriyshsn/ The act of growing to a thing; usually applied to the gradual and imperceptible accumulation of land by natural causes, as out of the sea or a river. Civil law. The right of heirs or legatees to unite or aggregate with their shares or …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 accretion — noun Etymology: Latin accretion , accretio, from accrescere more at accrue Date: 1615 1. the process of growth or enlargement by a gradual buildup: as a. increase by external addition or accumulation (as by adhesion of external parts or part …

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  • 18 accretion — accretive, accretionary, adj. /euh kree sheuhn/, n. 1. an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. 2. the result of this process. 3. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later… …

    Universalium

  • 19 Accretion — 1. Asset growth through addition or expansion. 2. In reference to discount bonds, it describes the accumulation of value until maturity. 1. Accretion can occur through a company s internal development or by way of mergers and acquisitions. 2.… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 20 accretion — UK [əˈkriːʃ(ə)n] / US [əˈkrɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms accretion : singular accretion plural accretions 1) formal a gradual increase in the size or amount of something through the addition of new parts 2) science a layer of a… …

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