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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.


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.


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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