increasing by natural growth or gradual addition:Not only in manufacturing, but also in other sectors, there is an accretive demand for plastics.
growing together from separate or disparate parts into a single whole:By making room for reports of single experiments and minor technical advances, journals have made the chaos of science accretive.
contributing to the growth or increase of something, especially profit:Increased penetration of overseas markets will be accretive to the company’s earnings.Effective presentation of data is greatly accretive to helping understand trends and insights.
- Also ac·cre·tion·ar·y [uh-kree-shuh-ner-ee] /əˈkri ʃəˌnɛr i/ .
- non·ac·cre·tive, adjective
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How to use accretive in a sentence
In the engineering space where we compete for talent with some of the big tech firms, being able to provide a much more flexible working environment through the pandemic is accretive to the overall quality of the job.COVID put electronic trading to the test. It’s never buckled, Goldman Sachs says | Bernhard Warner | November 22, 2020 | Fortune
Investors, betting on Ping’s move to SaaS being accretive both now and in the long-term, were not stoked by its Q4 forecast.Software companies are reporting a pretty good third quarter | Alex Wilhelm | November 6, 2020 | TechCrunch
The process is not accretive, but exfoliatory—a continual movement from within outwards.Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure | Edward Carpenter
If we willed it, we could not prevent 'an institutional race' from absorbing one which has no accretive principle of growth.
Architectural peculiarities and appointments are ever accretive properties with the novelist of imagination and latitude.The Key to the Bront Works | John Malham-Dembleby