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ac·cu·mu·la·tion / əˌkyoōmyəˈlāshən/ • n. the acquisition or gradual gathering of something: the accumulation of wealth. ∎  a mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired. ∎  the growth of a sum of money by the regular addition of interest.

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Accumulation

Accumulation

an accumulated mass; a heap; a pile or quantity formed by successive additions. See also collection, hoard.

Examples: an accumulation of capital, 1843; of energy; of evils; of fortunes; of honours; of ire, 1490; of knowledge, 1760; of power; of snow; of waters; of wealth; of wrath.

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accumulation

accumulation. Collection of features derived from different periods used to suggest a chronological sequence of building even though construction may have taken place at the one time. See additive.

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accumulation

accumulation See CAPITAL ACCUMULATION.

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