act or state of accumulating; state of being accumulated.
that which is accumulated; an accumulated amount, number, or mass.
growth by continuous additions, as of interest to principal.

1480–90; < Latin accumulātiōn- (stem of accumulātiō). See accumulate, -ion

nonaccumulation, noun
overaccumulation, noun
preaccumulation, noun
reaccumulation, noun
superaccumulation, noun Unabridged
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accumulation (əˌkjuːmjʊˈleɪʃən)
1.  the act or process of collecting together or becoming collected
2.  something that has been collected, gathered, heaped, etc
3.  finance
 a.  the continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or earnings
 b.  Compare amortization (in computing the yield on a bond purchased at a discount) the amount that is added to each yield to bring the cost of the bond into equality with its par value over its life
4.  the taking of a first and an advanced university degree simultaneously

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from L. accumulationem (nom. accumulatio) "a heaping up," from accumulare "to heap up in a mass," from ad- "in addition" + cumulare "heap up," from cumulus "heap" (see cumulus).
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