Definitions for "accretion"
The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes.
Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
The growth of a precipitation particle by the collision of a frozen particle with a supercooled liquid water droplet which freezes upon impact.
The growth of a precipitation particle by the collision of an ice crystal or snowflake with a supercooled liquid droplet that freezes upon impact.
The process of making incremental, periodic increases in the book or carrying value of an asset. For example, when a bond is purchased at a price below 100, the difference between the purchase price and the par value, the discount, is accreted. Discounts are usually accreted in roughly equal amounts that completely eliminate the discount by the time that the bond has matured, or by the call date, if applicable.
Accumulation of dust and gas onto larger bodies such as stars, planets, and moons.
The accumulation of material, under the influence of gravity, to form a galaxy, star, planet, or moon.
Accrued Depreciation Acknowledgement
Gain to an heir or legatee, by failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.
The process of repeated filling of a channelway and its reopening by the development of fractures in a zone undergoing mineralization.
coalescence of smaller pieces into a larger mass. albido-reflectivity of light and radiation from the surface.
Keywords:  proto, star, diffuse, neutron, compact
The process whereby matter from a normal star or diffuse cloud is captured by a compact object such as a black hole or neutron star.
The process of gas falling onto the central (proto)star and adding to the object's total mass.
(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
In astrophysics, the term accretion is used for at least two distinct processes.
Right of inheritance by survival
(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)
An opaque material overlaying the surface of an object such as insect droppings, food, adhesives or mold.
Accrual Accounting Convention Accrual basis
The increase in value of an asset over a period of time in a predictable or pre-determined way. The opposite of amortisation.
Records adding to, or extending, a series or system of permanent records previously accessioned by the National Archives.
Appreciation; Asset; Internal Financing
There are two references to Accretion in finance. One that applies to the accounting...