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noun as in gradual growth, addition

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Planet accretion also has gotten a boost from recent studies of distant stars.

“Pebble accretion really did revolutionize the way that people thought about planet formation,” says Katherine Kretke.

Anders Johansen, an astronomer at Lund Observatory, in Sweden, knows a lot about pebble accretion.

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.

Experimental tools are available, which combine the depth of ice accretion on trees with wind speed data, to predict the level of utility disruption.

It is the steady accretion of detail that may yet be the most damaging factor in the battle for British hearts and minds.

The powerful forces of gravity and magnetism channel matter into huge flattened spinning platters known as accretion disks.

The direction of polarization for a quasar is determined by the accretion disk surrounding it.

Their gravitational pull can draw in huge amounts of gas, which swirls in a thick donut-shaped pattern known as an accretion disk.

The accretion of interest groups is not a uniquely American problem.

The process of character building through accretion and elimination has been going on.

And perhaps in the end the slopes were more laden by the smaller precipitations which deposited a daily accretion.

He was celebrated, like Solomon, for his wisdom and his might; and his name became the centre of a vast accretion of legends.

Connected with the size of larv, is the mode in which their accretion takes place.

By a principle of accretion, the second or third may be added to the first form, and the third to the second.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accretion, such as: accumulation, accession, augmentation, increase, increment, and raise.

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