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accession

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noun ac·ces·sion \ik-ˈse-shən, ak-\

Simple Definition of accession

  • : the act or process by which someone rises to a powerful and important position

  • : something that is added to a collection at a museum

Full Definition of accession

  1. 1 a :  increase by something added b :  acquisition of additional property (as by growth or increase of existing property)

  2. 2 :  something added :  acquisition

  3. 3 :  the act of assenting or agreeing

  4. 4 a :  the act of becoming joined :  adherence b :  the act by which one nation becomes party to an agreement already in force between other powers

  5. 5 a :  an act of coming near or to :  approach, admittance b :  the act of coming to high office or a position of honor or power <her accession to power>

  6. 6 :  a sudden fit or outburst :  access

ac·ces·sion·alplay \-ˈsesh-nəl, -ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of accession

  1. the accession of Queen Elizabeth II

  2. <an exhibit of the museum's latest accessions>



1588

First Known Use of accession

1588


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accession

verb ac·ces·sion

Definition of accession

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to record in order of acquisition



1892

First Known Use of accession

1892


ACCESSION Defined for Kids

accession

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noun ac·ces·sion \ak-ˈse-shən\

Definition of accession

  1. :  the rise to a position of power <accession to the throne>





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