Definition of Accumulation

1. Noun. An increase by natural growth or addition.

Exact synonyms: Accretion
Specialized synonyms: Backup, Buildup, Deposit, Deposition
Generic synonyms: Growth, Increase, Increment
Derivative terms: Accrete, Accretionary

2. Noun. Several things grouped together or considered as a whole.
Exact synonyms: Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Procession, Pharmacopoeia, String, Wardrobe, Wardrobe, Population, Universe, Armamentarium, Art Collection, Backlog, Battery, Block, Book, Rule Book, Book, Bottle Collection, Bunch, Caboodle, Lot, Coin Collection, Collage, Content, Ensemble, Tout Ensemble, Corpus, Crop, Tenantry, Findings, Flagging, Flinders, Pack, Deal, Hand, Long Suit, Herbarium, Stamp Collection, Statuary, Sum, Sum Total, Summation, Agglomeration, Gimmickry, Nuclear Club, Agglomerate, Cumulation, Cumulus, Heap, Mound, Pile, Mass, Combination, Congregation, Hit Parade, Judaica, Kludge, Library, Program Library, Subroutine Library, Library, Mythology, Biology, Biota, Fauna, Zoology, Petting Zoo, Set, Victoriana, Category, Class, Family, Job Lot, Bundle, Package, Packet, Parcel, Defence, Defense, Defense Lawyers, Defense Team, Prosecution, Planting, Signage, Gaap, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Pantheon, Free World, Third World, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, South America, Oort Cloud, Galaxy, Extragalactic Nebula, Galaxy, Fleet, Fleet, Fleet, Repertoire, Repertory, Repertoire, Repertory, Assortment, Miscellanea, Miscellany, Mixed Bag, Mixture, Motley, Potpourri, Salmagundi, Smorgasbord, Variety, Batch, Clutch, Batch, Rogue's Gallery, Exhibition, Expo, Exposition, Convoy, Traffic, Air Power, Aviation, Botany, Flora, Vegetation, Jurisprudence, Law, Menagerie, Data, Information, Ana, Mail, Post, Treasure, Treasure Trove, Trinketry, Troponomy, Troponymy, Smithereens
Specialized synonyms: Nag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi Library, Magi, Wise Men
Derivative terms: Accumulate, Assemble

3. Noun. The act of accumulating.
Exact synonyms: Accrual, Accruement
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Specialized synonyms: Buildup
Derivative terms: Accrue, Accrue, Accrue, Accumulate, Accumulate

4. Noun. (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation.
Category relationships: Finance
Generic synonyms: Earnings, Lucre, Net, Net Income, Net Profit, Profit, Profits
Specialized synonyms: Fund, Stock, Store, Backlog, Reserve, Stockpile

Definition of Accumulation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Accumulation

1. Noun. The act of amassing or gathering, as into a pile. ¹

2. Noun. The process of growing into a heap or a large amount. ¹

3. Noun. A mass of something piled up or collected. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof. ¹

5. Noun. (accounting) The continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or savings. ¹

6. Noun. (context: finance) The action of investors buying an asset from other investors when the price of the asset is low. ¹

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Definition of Accumulation

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Medical Definition of Accumulation

1. The action or process of accumulating, state of being or having accumulated, a collecting together. Repeated exposures to a chemical or drug may result in the progressive increase of its concentration in an organism, organ or tissue. Illness or other effects may increase with successive doses. Factors involved in accumulation include selective binding of the drug to tissue molecules, concentration of fat soluble drugs in body fat, absent or slow metabolism of the drug, and slow excretion of the drug. Accumulation is a mass balance effect where input exceeds output. (15 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Accumulation

accumulated depreciation
accumulating shear
accumulation (current term)
accumulation analysis
accumulation disease
accumulation point
accumulation points
accumulator register

Literary usage of Accumulation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"THE SO-CALLED PRIMITIVE accumulation. CHAPTER XXVI. ... This primitive accumulation plays in Political Economy about the same part as original sin in ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"the uses and in the accumulation of capital, would seem to poin to a steadying cause — a marginal supply price to which rate of return on the whole has ..."

3. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"This accumulation must evidently be previous to his applying his industry for so long a time ... As the accumulation of stock must, in the nature of things, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"If accumulation is allowed in any degree, it is impossible to say, ... The accumulation therefore was not necessarily to continue longer than twenty-three ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"accumulation of Latex in Payer's Patches and Its Subsequent Appearance in Villi and M ... side (the dome) was characterized by an accumulation of particles. ..."

6. Principles of political economy with some of their applications to social by John Stuart Mill (1852)
"Production comes to a pause, either because the effective desire of accumulation is not sufficient to give rise to any further increase of capital, ..."

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