- an increase by natural growth or addition
- something contributing to growth or increase
- (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
- (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
- (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
- (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
- Furnace accretions were demolished by drilling holes from the outside furnace without stopping production.
- Reunion, then, would mean a stripping away of accretions, a reducing of the number of arguments, and a refocusing on essentials.
- The monitoring results show that monitoring in operation process can prevent abnormalities happened such as copper stave naked status, wall accretions and so on.
- Xu Peng's photography presents his vision of the city, through multiple fleeting fragments of the layered accretions that make up the social environment particular to Hong Kong after it's return.
- The planetesimals accretions of the Earth obviously have two stages, including initial accretion and late accretion.