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Pronunciation:  u`kyoomyu'leyshun

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

ACCUMULATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*cu`mu*la"tion\, n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F.
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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Repeated exposures to a chemical 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 chemical to tissue molecules, concentration of fat soluble chemicals in body fat, absent or slow metabolism of the chemical, and slow excretion of the chemical. Accumulation is a mass balance effect where input exceeds output.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abundance, access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, acervation, addition, advance, agglomerate, agglomeration, aggrandizement, aggregate, aggregation, amassing, amassment, amplification, appreciation, ascent, assemblage, assembling, augmentation, backlog, ballooning, bank, bloating, boom, boost, bringing together, broadening, budget, buildup, chunk, collecting, collection, colluvies, commissariat, commissary, congeries, conglobation, conglomerate, conglomeration, cornucopia, crescendo, cumulation, cumulus, development, dump, edema, elevation, enlargement, expansion, extension, flood, gain, gathering, gleaning, glomeration, gob, greatening, growth, gush, heap, hike, hoard, hunk, increase, increment, inflation, inventory, jump, larder, leap, lump, mass, material, materials, materiel, mounting, multiplication, munitions, pile, piling, plenitude, plenty, productiveness, proliferation, provisionment, provisions, raise, rations, repertoire, repertory, reserve, rick, rise, snowball, snowballing, spread, stack, stock, stock-in-trade, stockpile, store, stores, supplies, supply on hand, surge, swelling, treasure, treasury, trove, tumescence, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, wad, waxing, widening