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accension

Accension
(n.) The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition.

acception

Acception
(n.) Acceptation; the received meaning.

accession

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

accordion

Accordion
(n.) A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.

accretion

Accretion
(n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
(n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
(n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
(n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
(n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
(n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.

arctation

Arctation
(n.) Constriction or contraction of some natural passage, as in constipation from inflammation.

arcuation

Arcuation
(n.) The act of bending or curving; incurvation; the state of being bent; crookedness.
(n.) A mode of propagating trees by bending branches to the ground, and covering the small shoots with earth; layering.

ascension

Ascension
(n.) The act of ascending; a rising; ascent.
(n.) Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. (Acts i. 9.) Also, Ascension Day.
(n.) An ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation.

deception

Deception
(n.) The act of deceiving or misleading.
(n.) The state of being deceived or misled.
(n.) That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.

decession

Decession
(n.) Departure; decrease; -- opposed to accesion.

decillion

Decillion
(n.) According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed. [See the Note under Numeration.]

decoction

Decoction
(n.) The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
(n.) An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.

decretion

Decretion
(n.) A decrease.

decursion

Decursion
(n.) A flowing; also, a hostile incursion.

dictation

Dictation
(n.) The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
(n.) The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

euclidian

Euclidian
(n.) Related to Euclid, or to the geometry of Euclid.

excambion

Excambion
(n.) Alt. of Excambium

exception

Exception
(n.) The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
(n.) That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
(n.) An objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted.
(n.) An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.

exclusion

Exclusion
(n.) The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded.
(n.) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.
(n.) Thing emitted.

excoction

Excoction
The act of excocting or boiling out.

excretion

Excretion
(n.) The act of excreting.
(n.) That which is excreted; excrement.

excursion

Excursion
A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
A wandering from a subject; digression.
Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

excussion

Excussion
(n.) The act of excusing; seizure by law.

geckotian

Geckotian
(n.) A gecko.

incaution

Incaution
(n.) Want of caution.
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