accrescence

accrescence

(əˈkrɛsəns)
n
1. continual increase
2. a dependent, outward growth

Accrescence

 a quantity formed by continuous growth; something that grows from outside itself. See also accretion.
Examples: an accrescence of belief; of objectivity, 1819; of gentile superstition, 1649.
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Transfer to joint tenants, maybe five or ten trusted friends and family members, would create a perpetual title immune to feudal impost, as the group would never die under the doctrine of accrescence; every drop-out would have their share automatically absorbed by the existing owners, and the numbers of joint tenants could regularly be topped up.
(17) When a chick pecks for the first time, he maintains, it has already acquired "a vague awareness of the result of its first peck, before it has actually performed the action"; (18) it has a consciousness that is "the embryonic representative of meaning." (19) Belief in an embryonic representative of meaning led to an evolutionary model of human growth Myers called accrescence, "the 'carving' of new parts out of the old.
The accrescence of tumor volume in treatment groups was reduced compared to that of the control group.
We already have seen "sympathists"; there are also "credibilizing," "featurely," "friendism," and "accrescence," among others.
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