accumulation

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noun ac·cu·mu·la·tion \ə-ˌkyü-m(y)ə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of accumulation

  1. 1 :  something that has accumulated or has been accumulated an impressive accumulation of knowledge

  2. 2 :  the action or process of accumulating something :  the state of being or having accumulated the steady accumulation of snow

  3. 3 :  increase or growth by addition especially when continuous or repeated accumulation of interest

Examples of accumulation in a Sentence

  1. a vast accumulation of evidence about the dangers of smoking

  2. the accumulation of leaves on the ground is proceeding at a much faster rate than my raking

Origin and Etymology of accumulation

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French accumulacion, borrowed from Latin accumulātiōn-, accumulātiō, from accumulāre “to accumulate” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


First Known Use: 15th century


ACCUMULATION Defined for Kids

accumulation

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noun ac·cu·mu·la·tion \ə-ˌkyü-myə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of accumulation for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of collecting or gathering the accumulation of snow

  2. 2 :  collection 2 an accumulation of junk


Law Dictionary

accumulation

noun ac·cu·mu·la·tion

Legal Definition of accumulation

  1. :  increase or growth by addition especially when continuous or repeated; specifically :  an increase in the amount of a fund or property by the continuous addition to it of the income or interest it generates to treat a stock dividend as principal when local law classifies it as income may be deemed an accumulation — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. — see also accumulation trust at trust

Additional Notes on accumulation

Because they prevent the enjoyment and benefit of wealth, accumulations are deemed contrary to public policy. A provision in a will for an accumulation will be invalidated if found to be unreasonable by the court.



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