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Definition of the adjective accretionary

What does accretionary mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. marked or produced by accretion

Alternative definition of the adjective accretionary


  1. Of, pertaining to, or in the form of an accretion

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Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

accretionary. accretional heating 3. The addition of continental material to a pre- existing continent, usually at its edge. The use of 'accretion' in this sense has evolved from theories of *nucleation to newer theories of the horizontal addition of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Figure 2 Accretionary lapilli in Gunflint Formation Gunflint Microbiota. Figure 1 Gunflint microfossils in thin section through. scale implying that activities of methanogens and methanotrophs were limited in space. Therefore, the possibility exists ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

At the outer edge of the forearc basin there is a marked break in slope, and the steep slope bounding the trench may constitute an accretionary wedge. The accretionary wedge (or prism) is a package of highly deformed sediment, and perhaps ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Accretionary Paleosols Paleosols foundinmost continentalloess sequences represent times when dust sedimentation ceased and soilforming processes operated on stable land surfaces. In monsoonal China, however, dust deposition ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Antarctic (2007)

by Beau Riffenburgh

Accretionary subduction complexes and forearc basin sequences are present to varied extents along the western margin of the Antarctic Peninsula Mesozoic magmatic arc. Accretionary Complex The LeMay Group of Alexander Island on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (2008)

by Vivien Gornitz

Venus' accretionary atmosphere The terrestrial planets probably formed by the accretion of smaller planetesimals (Wetherill, 1980). Impact devolatilization of sufficiently large planetesimals probably generated accretionary atmospheres ...

Google previewArchaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Linda S. Cordell, Kent Lightfoot, Francis McManamon, George Milner

MORTUARY MOUNDS Copena mortuary mounds are small, accretionary ( gradually built up) mounds averaging about 6 feet in height and 50 feet in diameter. They occur singly or in groups of as many as five and are usually located well away ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

accretionary prism (accretionary wedge) The wedge-shaped geological complex at the frontal portion of the upper ...

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Small photo of Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by microorganismsSmall photo of Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by microorganisms More...

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