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

  • n. The act of gathering or amassing, as into a heap or pile: "Little things grew by continual accumulation” ( Samuel Johnson).
  • n. The process of growing into a large amount or heap: the steady accumulation of knowledge.
  • n. An amount that has accumulated or been accumulated: an accumulation of debt; an accumulation of rubbish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of amassing or gathering, as into a pile.
  • n. The process of growing into a heap or a large amount.
  • n. A mass of something piled up or collected.
  • n. The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
  • n. The continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or savings.
  • n. The action of investors buying an asset from other investors when the price of the asset is low.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated.
  • n. The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
  • n. etc. (Physics) See under Accumulation, Conservation, Correlation, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of accumulating, or state of being accumulated; an amassing; a collecting together.
  • n. Growth by continuous additions, as the addition of interest to principal.
  • n. That which is accumulated; a heap, mass, or aggregation: as, a great accumulation of sand at the mouth of a river.

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

  • n. an increase by natural growth or addition
  • n. (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
  • n. several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  • n. the act of accumulating


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