from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of accumulating; an increase.
  • n. Something that accumulates or increases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An increase; something that accumulates, especially an amount of money that periodically accumulates for a specific purpose
  • n. a charge incurred in one accounting period that has not been paid by the end of it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Accrument.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of accruing; accretion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of accumulating


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    March 12, 2009