Accession - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ækˈseʃn|  American pronunciation of the word accession
Brit.  |əkˈsɛʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word accession


- a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
- (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
- something added to what you already have(syn: addition)
- agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)(syn: assenting)
- the right to enter (syn: access, admission, admittance, entree)
- the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)


- make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library


the accession of Queen Elizabeth II exhibit of the museum's latest accessions...

Every year the fraternity received fresh accessions of princes and nobles.

The 300,000th volume in the Library was accessioned on February 23, 1937.

the art collection grew through accession

the librarian shelved the new accessions

accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent

Elizabeth's accession in 1558

Word forms

singular: accession
plural: accessions
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