Adjective "accretive" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'But the case of St George's is different, as here we are dealing, not with an organic, accretive structure, but with the unified conception of one great mind.'
  2. 'They fuse the artist's accretive sensibility with her decade-long focus on the authoritative power of the book - a power earned through its contents as well as through its seductive tactility as an object.'
  3. 'In those cases, a shell opening is self-defined by the growing accretive margin of the shell.'
  4. 'Hip hop and rap, spreading their accretive gospel of preening commercialism and misogynistic narcissism, were still in ascendancy.'
  5. 'A display of Beuys's work is trickier still because the artists's installations were fluid, accretive and subject to change.'

Definitions

1. an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent.

2. the result of this process.

3. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion.

4. the growing together of separate parts into a single whole.

5. Law. increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land by alluvion.

More examples(as adjective)

"deals can be accretive to earningses."

"mergers can be accretive to earningses."

"companies can be accretive to earningses."

"people can be accretive to earningses."

"transactions can be accretive in years."

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Origin

(accretion)