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Term: Accretion Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Growth of a cloud or precipitation particle by the collision and union of a frozen particle (ice crystal or snowflake) with a supercooled liquid droplet which freezes on impact.  WMOMeteoterm 

(1) Growth of a cloud or precipitation particle by collision with supercooled liquid droplets that freeze wholly or partially on impact. (2) The process by which a layer of ice or snow builds on solid objects such as overhead lines that are exposed to precipitation icing events.  IACSSnow 

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