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accession

ac·ces·sion

accession

 
pronunciation:
aek se shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of coming into possession of an office, title, or the like.
synonyms:
assumption, succession
similar words:
attainment, inheritance, installation, promotion, rise
definition 2: an addition or increase.
an accession of landaccessions to the museum collection
synonyms:
acquisition, addition, increase
antonyms:
discard
similar words:
augmentation, contribution, enlargement, expansion, gain, increment
definition 3: the act or process of agreeing; assent.
synonyms:
agreement, assent
antonyms:
demur, dissension
similar words:
accord, accordance, concurrence, consent
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accessioned, accessioning, accessions
definition 1: to catalogue in order of acquiring, as in a library or museum.
synonyms:
catalogue
similar words:
classify, codify, enter, enumerate, file, index, list, record
definition 2: to obtain, as for a collection.
synonyms:
acquire, obtain
derivation: accessional (adj.)
Word Parts
The word accession contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.