Noun Accrescence Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accrescence

Pronunciation:

/əˈkrɛsns/

Definition:
1.

noun

The process or fact of growing by accretion or addition. Now rare.
    Something which grows on or is attached to another by accretion.
      ((n.) Continuous growth; an accretion.)


      Origin:
      Early 17th century; earliest use found in Barnabe Barnes (bap. 1571, d. 1609), poet and playwright. From post-classical Latin accrescentia increase, addition from classical Latin accrēscent-, accrēscēns, present participle of accrēscere + -ia; compare -ence.

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