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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An increase by natural growth or addition.

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  • It does best where there is not much sand accretion.
  • The Reserve's marshes and beaches are among the best-studied sites nationally with regard to long-term accretion and erosion (over thousands of years).
  • The accreted matter forms a disk called accretion disk.
  • This is not from the black hole itself, but from a disk of material - called the accretion disk - that forms around the black hole. for more
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