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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-buh nt]
    • /əˈkʌm bənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-buh nt]
    • /əˈkʌm bənt/

Definitions of accumbent word

  • adjective accumbent (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing 3
  • adjective accumbent lying down 3
  • adjective accumbent lying against some other part: said esp. of certain cotyledons 3
  • adjective accumbent reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture. 1
  • adjective accumbent Botany. lying against something. 1
  • noun accumbent (of a cotyledon) lying edgewise against the folded radicle in the seed. 1

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Origin of accumbent

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
1650-60; < Latin accumbent- (stem of accumbēns, present participle of accumbere), equivalent to ac- ac- + cumb- (nasalized variant of cub- lie, recline; see covey) + -ent- -ent

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Parts of speech for Accumbent


accumbent 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 66% 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.

accumbent usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accumbent

adj accumbent

  • level — having no part higher than another; having a flat or even surface.
  • straight — without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path.
  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.
  • uniform — identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment: uniform spelling; a uniform building code.
  • plane — plane tree.

adjective accumbent

  • lying down — to be in a horizontal, recumbent, or prostrate position, as on a bed or the ground; recline. Antonyms: stand.
  • decumbent — lying down or lying flat

Antonyms for accumbent

adj accumbent

  • uneven — not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
  • unfair — not fair; not conforming to approved standards, as of justice, honesty, or ethics: an unfair law; an unfair wage policy.
  • divergent — diverging; differing; deviating.
  • inconsistent — lacking in harmony between the different parts or elements; self-contradictory: an inconsistent story.
  • dissimilar — not similar; unlike; different.

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