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accrescence

ac·cres·cence
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kres-uh ns]
    • /əˈkrɛs əns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kres-uh ns]
    • /əˈkrɛs əns/

Definitions of accrescence word

  • noun accrescence continual increase 3
  • noun accrescence a dependent, outward growth 3
  • noun accrescence continued or continuous growth. 1
  • noun accrescence (rare) Continuous growth; an accretion. 1

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Origin of accrescence

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
From the Medieval Latin word accrēscentia, dating back to 1640-50. See accrescent, -ence

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Parts of speech for Accrescence

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

accrescence popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accrescence usage trend in Literature

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