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Origin of accretion
OTHER WORDS FROM accretionac·cre·tive, ac·cre·tion·ar·y, adjectivenon·ac·cre·tion, noun
Words nearby accretion
Example sentences from the Web for 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.Here’s how much snow and ice fell in D.C. region from Wednesday’s winter storm|Jason Samenow|December 17, 2020|Washington 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 mess|Jeffrey Halverson|December 2, 2020|Washington 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 Ice|Steve Nadis|July 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian 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, 1921|Charles 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 Tales|Edwin 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
By a principle of accretion, the second or third may be added to the first form, and the third to the second.
British Dictionary definitions for accretion
- abnormal union or growing together of parts; adhesion
- a mass of foreign matter collected in a cavity