Meaning of CONCRETION in English


känˈkrēshən, kən- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin concretion-, concretio, from concretus (past participle of concrescere to grow together) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at concrete


a. : the act or process of making or becoming solid, substantial, or real

unity must be achieved in defiance of the unique and particularistic forces of historical concretion — Reinhold Niebuhr

when it falls back upon the accepted concretion of traditional knowledge — G.K.Anderson

b. : the action of growing together or being formed into a whole

the concretion of ideas into a working hypothesis

2. : the state of being concrete or concreted

the concretion of the mass increases through the years

3. : something that is or is made concrete

the language of an art is a concretion of its symbols — Dance Observer

: a concrete mass : a solid body formed by concreting particles: as

a. : a hard usually inorganic mass (as a bezoar or tophus) formed in a natural body cavity or in the tissues

b. : a mass of mineral matter that is found generally in rock of a composition different from its own and that is produced by deposition from aqueous solution in the rock

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