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Meaning of ACCESSION

Pronunciation:  ak'seshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something added to what you have already; "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff"
  2. [n]  the act of attaining a new office or right
  3. [n]  the act of entering upon or attaining to a position or right
  4. [n]  agreeing with; "assenting to the Congressional determination"
  5. [v]  make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

ACCESSION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: addition, assenting, rise to power
 See Also: acquisition, agreement, annexation, beginning, commencement, enter, entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress, put down, record, start



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*ces"sion\, n. [L. accessio, fr. accedere: cf. F.
accession. See {Accede}.]
1. A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as,
   a king's accession to a confederacy.

2. Increase by something added; that which is added;
   augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or

         The only accession which the Roman empire received
         was the province of Britain.          --Gibbon.

3. (Law)
   (a) A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a
       corporeal substance which receives an addition by
       growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing
       added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not
       changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of
       a cow becomes the owner of her calf.
   (b) The act by which one power becomes party to
       engagements already in force between other powers.

4. The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or
   dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; --
   applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.

5. (Med.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a
   disease; a fit or paroxysm.

Syn: Increase; addition; augmentation; enlargement.

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