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.
The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or soil from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
The increase or accumulation of land by natural causes, as out of a lake or river.
The growing area of land caused by the natural recession of water; usually applied to the gradual, imperceptible accumulation of land by natural causes.
the gradual and imperceptible addition of land by alluvial deposits of soil through natural causes, such as a shoreline change caused by water movement. definition of alluvial deposits defined definition of accretion defined
a mass of material that has accumulated in a space or cavity; the adhesion of parts
Gain of material on the shore leading to increased levels, the growth of sand dunes on sandy shores and the expansion of marshes on muddy shores.
deposition of sediments, which raises the surface of the soil in relation to a reference point, as occurs in a marsh or along a shoreline
An increase in land area because of sediments deposited by flowing water, especially along shores. If accretion keeps pace with sea level, then relative sea level rise has little impact on coastal wetlands. If sea level rises faster than organic matter and mineral deposits can accumulate (or if sediments are trapped behind dams) coastal land can be inundated, especially during spring tides when tides are highest, for example at full moon.
Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition. Usually the shore or bank of a waterway.
the expansion of dry land because of increasing accumulation of material and land.Accretion is also called accretion by alluvian.The person holding title to land were accretion takes place also becomes the owner of the land which is newly formed by the process.
A build up of land by natural forces such as wind, waves or the flow of water.
The accumulation of matter in one location, for example, through the action of gravity.
The gradual build-up of deposited sediments in a wetland.
The slow build-up of lands by natural forces such as wind or water.
something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"
(geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or water-borne sediment
the deposition of sediment, usually sand, sometimes indicated by the seaward advance of a shoreline indicator such as the high water line. Accrection causes the beach to become wider. Opposite of erosion.
Gradual accumulation of mass, as by a planet forming by the building up of colliding particles in the solar nebula or gas falling into a black hole.
The addition of continental material to a pre-exiting continent, usually along its edge
The addition to land through natural forces like wind or water. Example : deposit of soil carried by a river
The gradual and imperceptible accumulation of alluvion (soil) by natural causes. It is created by operation of natural causes. Accretion is the act, while alluvion is the deposit itself. It differs from avulsion which is a sudden and perceptible loss or addition to land by the action of water.
Build-up of the coastal land area as a result of accumulation of sediment from the sea. Horizontal accretion occurs when sediments accumulate against coastal land and extend it outward. Vertical accretion occurs when sediments accumulate on coastal land and raise its level (and, thus, counteract subsidence).
The gradual buildup of soil by water.
The increase of land by gradual natural additions, such as soil deposits washed up from a body of water.
Accession by natural forces, e.g., alluvium.
the deposition of sediment, sometimes indicated by the seaward advance of a shoreline indicator such as the water line, the berm crest, or the vegetation line.
The growth in size of a land area, usually by the gradual and imperceptible accumulation of land by natural causes, such as out of the sea or a river. Under common law, the property owner owns the accreted land, but has to gain title to it.
the addition of land via natural forces and processes
The accumulation of land (soil) as a result of the gradual washing or motion of water (alluvion).
The increase or addition of land by the deposit of sand or soil washed up naturally from a river, lake or sea.
A low addition to land by deposition of water-borne sediment; an increase of land along the shores of a body of water.
Gradual growth of bodies, such as stars or planets, by the accumulation of gas or other, smaller, bodies.
The buildup of land from natural forces such as wind or water.
The gradual and imperceptible addition to land by alluvial deposits of soil through natural causes, such as shoreline movement caused by streams or rivers.
An increase by natural growth or addition, used in the Study in terms of increased beach area or wetland. ( accrétion)
Increase of land on a shore or riverbank by gradual deposit of sand or soil by action of the water.
An addition to land from natural causes (for example, from the gradual action of the ocean or river waters).
An increase in dry land by gradual deposit of waterborne, solid material and riparian land, i.e., accretion by alluvion. The owner of riparian land becomes owner of title to land formed by accretion. Antonym: erosion.
The gradual addition to the shore line or bank of a waterway. The land generally becomes the property of the owner of the shore or bank, except where statutes specify otherwise.
any gradual increase in size through growth or external addition
Slow addition to land by water-borne sediment
The growth in size of a parcel of land as a result of the actions of such natural forces as wind or water.
The build-up of land along a beach or shore by the deposition of waterborne or airborne sand, sediment, or other material.
The act of growing; usually applied to the gradual accumulation of land by natural causes, as out of sea or river.
The natural growth of a piece of land resulting from forces of nature
Enlarging the amount of land through innate forces (water, wind, erosion, etc). Example : location of new soil by a stream.
Increase in value of an asset through natural physical changes, rather than the usual market forces of supply and demand e.g. timber.
The accumulation of sediment, deposited by natural fluid flow processes.
An addition to or expansion of land through natural causes. An increase of land along the shore of a body of water through water-borne sediment.
Land buildup resulting from the de- posit by natural action of sand or soil washed up from a river, lake or sea.
accretion prism : part of new sediments adds to the edge of the continentale crust.
An addition to land from natural causes, such as from the gradual action of the ocean.
Outward growth of bank or shore by sedimentation. Increase or extension of boundaries of land by action of natural forces.
Accretion is the accumulation of sediment (mud, sand, etc.) by deposition, often occurring along a shoreline or in a river delta.
The gradual and imperceptible adding to or accumulation of land by natural causes, as out of a river.
The gradual addition to the shore or bank of a waterway by deposits of sand or silt.
A gradual addition to land from natural causes; for example, from gradual action of ocean or river waters. Back to the Top
The gradual addition of land to the shore or bank of a waterway.
A gradual addition to land from natural causes, typically land bordering a river, stream or ocean.
The imperceptible and gradual addition to land by the slow action of water. Heavy rain, river or ocean action would have this effect by either washing up sand or soil or by a permanent retreat of the high water mark. The washing up of soil is often called avulsion although the latter term is but a variety of accretion.
An addition to land through natural causes, such as the building up of a beach through natural wave action.
An addition to land through natural causes. acknowledgment
the gradual addition or accumulation of new land, either natural or human-induced.
Land accumulated through the gradual motion of water. The gradual building up of land in a watercourse over time by deposits of silt, sand, and gravel.
An addition to land from natural causes. The slow buildup of lands caused by natural forces such as the ocean, rivers, wind or flow of water.
The natural accumulation of sand or other beach material along the shoreline due to the action of waves, currents and wind. A natural build-up of the beach.
An increase of land area by the gradual or imperceptible action of natural forces.
Natural process of adding soil to land, such as by water action which leaves earth or sand deposits. This is possible through flooding, storms, etc. Natural soil accretions belong to the property owner.
Accretion, in geology, is a process by which sediment is added to a tectonic plate. When two tectonic plates collide, one of the plates may slide under the other. This process is called subduction.