Accretion means an extension or addition of length or overall size.(noun)
An example of an accretion is when a highway is lengthened.
Accretion is defined as the part of something that has been added.(noun)
An example of an accretion is the garage someone may build on his home.
The definition of accretion is the state of having gone through extension or addition of length or overall size.(noun)
An example of accretion is a extra part of a fairy tale added over many years of re-telling.
See accretion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L accretio < accrescere, to increase < ad-, to + crescere, to grow: see crescent
See accretion in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin accrētiō, accrētiōn-
Origin: , from accrētus
Origin: , past participle of accrēscere, to grow; see accrue.
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