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English noun: accession

1. accession (process) a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)


SamplesThe art collection grew through accession.


Broader (hypernym)growth, increase, increment

2. accession (possession) (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement


Broader (hypernym)property right


Domain categorycivil law

3. accession (possession) something added to what you already have


SamplesThe librarian shelved the new accessions.
He was a new addition to the staff.


Synonymsaddition


Broader (hypernym)acquisition

4. accession (communication) agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)


SamplesAccession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent.
Assenting to the Congressional determination.


Synonymsassenting


Broader (hypernym)agreement

5. accession (attribute) the right to enter


Synonymsaccess, admission, admittance, entree


Broader (hypernym)right


Narrower (hyponym)door

6. accession (act) the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)


SamplesElizabeth's accession in 1558.


Synonymsrise to power


Broader (hypernym)attainment


English verb: accession

1. accession (communication) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Domain categoryrecording, transcription









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