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synonyms for accretion

  • accumulation
  • accession
  • augmentation
  • increase
  • increment
  • raise
  • rise
  • build-up
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antonyms for accretion

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  • decline
  • decrease
  • drop
  • fall
  • loss
  • deduction
  • shrinkage
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Planet accretion also has gotten a boost from recent studies of distant stars.
THE PEBBLED PATH TO PLANETSSTEPHEN ORNESMAY 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Anders Johansen, an astronomer at Lund Observatory, in Sweden, knows a lot about pebble accretion.
THE PEBBLED PATH TO PLANETSSTEPHEN ORNESMAY 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
“Pebble accretion really did revolutionize the way that people thought about planet formation,” says Katherine Kretke.
THE PEBBLED PATH TO PLANETSSTEPHEN ORNESMAY 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Nearly 35,000 customers in Virginia were without power because of ice accretion on power lines, mostly in Fauquier, Culpeper, Orange, Albemarle and Louisa counties.
HERE’S HOW MUCH SNOW AND ICE FELL IN D.C. REGION FROM WEDNESDAY’S WINTER STORMJASON SAMENOWDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Experimental tools are available, which combine the depth of ice accretion on trees with wind speed data, to predict the level of utility disruption.
ICE STORMS: INSIDE WINTERTIME’S DREADED, FROZEN MESSJEFFREY HALVERSONDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Extrapolating from the accretion ice, we estimated bacterial concentrations on the lake’s surface of about 100,000 cells per milliliter — about one-tenth that found in the ocean or the average non-frozen lake.
HE FOUND ‘ISLANDS OF FERTILITY’ BENEATH ANTARCTICA’S ICESTEVE NADISJULY 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The process of character building through accretion and elimination has been going on.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
And perhaps in the end the slopes were more laden by the smaller precipitations which deposited a daily accretion.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
He was celebrated, like Solomon, for his wisdom and his might; and his name became the centre of a vast accretion of legends.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
Connected with the size of larv, is the mode in which their accretion takes place.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
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WORDS RELATED TO ACCRETION

  • accretion
  • addition
  • augmentation
  • enlargement
  • extension
  • increase
  • increment
  • raise
  • rise
  • accretion
  • accruing
  • adding
  • computing
  • counting
  • enlarging
  • expanding
  • increasing
  • reckoning
  • summation
  • summing
  • totaling
  • toting
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serotinaladjective | [si-rot-n-l, ser-uh-tahyn-l ]SEE DEFINITION