Definitions for: Accumulation


[n] the act of accumulating
[n]
[n] (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
[n] an increase by natural growth or addition



Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*cu`mu*la"tion, 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.

Synonyms: accretion, accrual, accruement, aggregation, assemblage, collection

See Also: agglomeration, armamentarium, arms, art collection, backlog, backlog, battery, biology, biota, block, book, bottle collection, buildup, bunch, bundle, caboodle, category, class, coin collection, combination, congregation, content, corpus, cumulus, deal, defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team, deposit, deposition, earnings, ensemble, Europe, family, fauna, Free World, fund, gimmickry, group, grouping, growth, hand, heap, implements of war, increase, increase, increment, job lot, Judaica, kludge, library, long suit, lot, lucre, mass, mound, munition, mythology, net, net income, net profit, pack, package, packet, pantheon, parcel, petting zoo, pharmacopoeia, pile, planting, population, profit, profits, program library, prosecution, reserve, rule book, set, signage, stamp collection, statuary, step-up, stock, stockpile, store, string, subroutine library, sum, sum total, summation, tenantry, Third World, tout ensemble, universe, Victoriana, wardrobe, weaponry, weapons system

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