An example of an accretion is the garage someone may build on his home.
An example of accretion is a extra part of a fairy tale added over many years of re-telling.
An example of an accretion is when a highway is lengthened.
The accretion of earth on the shore.
Origin of accretion
- Latin accrētiō accrētiōn- from accrētus past participle of accrēscere to grow accrue
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested in the 1610's.