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Meaning of accumulation by Wiktionary Dictionary

accumulation


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    Pronunciation

    • ( US ) IPA: /ə.ˌkjum.jə.ˈle.ʃən/
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

    Noun

    accumulation ( plural: accumulations )

    1. The act of amassing or gathering, as into a pile .
    2. The process of growing into a heap or a large amount .
      an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors .
    3. A mass of something piled up or collected .
    4. ( law ) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof .
    5. ( accounting ) The continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or savings .
    6. ( finance ) The action of investors buying an asset from other investors when the price of the asset is low .

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Explanation of accumulation by Wordnet Dictionary

accumulation


    Noun
    1. the act of accumulating

    2. several things grouped together or considered as a whole

    3. profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

    4. an increase by natural growth or addition



    Definition of accumulation by GCIDE Dictionary

    accumulation


    1. Accumulation n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F. accumulation.]
      1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, “an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors”.

      2. ( Law ) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.

      Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored. -- An accumulation of degrees ( Eng. Univ. ), the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules.