What does accumulation mean?

Definitions for accumulation
əˌkyu myəˈleɪ ʃənac·cu·mu·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accretion, accumulation(noun)

    an increase by natural growth or addition

  2. collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage(noun)

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole

  3. accumulation, accrual, accruement(noun)

    the act of accumulating

  4. accumulation(noun)

    (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation


  1. accumulation(Noun)

    The act of amassing or gathering, as into a pile.

  2. accumulation(Noun)

    The process of growing into a heap or a large amount.

    an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.

  3. accumulation(Noun)

    A mass of something piled up or collected.

  4. accumulation(Noun)

    The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.

  5. accumulation(Noun)

    The continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or savings.

  6. accumulation(Noun)

    The action of investors buying an asset from other investors when the price of the asset is low.

  7. Origin: * First attested in the late 15th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accumulation(noun)

    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. Accumulation(noun)

    the concurrence of several titles to the same proof

  3. Origin: [L. accumulatio; cf. F. accumulation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accumulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accumulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of accumulation in a Sentence

  1. Carl DeHaven:

    When we look at the stuff, what we see is an accumulation of stuff. The closer we look, the more parts we discover. Material matter consists of material parts. It comes into view that we are of physical and unseen stuff. It appears that we consist of a whole lot more than what is seen. Maybe our bodies are simply the wrapping we carry around to contain our true package. Often we are attracted to a pretty package that ain't so nice when opened up. There are books and people with appealing covers... Yep-- we are all package deals. KnowyerLoved, CWD

  2. The ECB:

    Despite the large number of conducted cases and settlements to date, the expected costs of past misconduct remain substantial, this may suggest further pressures on banks' profitability and internal capital-accumulation capacity.

  3. Pat Toomey:

    Maybe it's just the accumulation of pain from all of these horrific experiences.

  4. Lao-Tzu, Tao te Ching:

    Learning builds daily accumulation, but the prictice of Tao builds daily simplification. Simplify and simplify, until all contamination from relative, contridictory thinking is eliminated. Then one does nothing, yet nothing is left undone. One who wins the world does so by not meddling with it. One who meddles with the world loses it.

  5. Edward C. Banfield:

    Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident -- the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.

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