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Accession - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Accession' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Accession [ n.]
- A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
- Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory.
- 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.
- The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
- 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.
- The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.

Meaning of 'Accession' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . accession [ n]
Meaning (1):
- agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
Example in sentence:
  • accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent;
  • assenting to the Congressional determination
Meaning (2):
- the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
Example in sentence:
  • Elizabeth's accession in 1558
Meaning (3):
- something added to what you already have
Example in sentence:
  • he was a new addition to the staff;
  • the librarian shelved the new accessions
Meaning (4):
- a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
Example in sentence:
  • the art collection grew through accession