accretion
[ uh-kree-shuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from Latin accretio(n- ), from accrescere ‘become larger’
Synonyms
  • accumulation
  • increase
Antonyms
  • n/a
Definition
an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent
Example
The company had to find a new, larger office space due to the accretion of their staff.
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