accumulation
noun Date: 15th century 1. something that has accumulated or has been accumulated 2. the action or process of accumulating ; the state of being or having accumulated 3. increase or growth by addition especially when continuous or repeated <
accumulation of interest
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  • accumulation — [ akymylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1336; de accumuler 1 ♦ Action d accumuler; le fait d être accumulé. ⇒ addition, agglomération, amoncellement, entassement; amas, quantité, tas. Une accumulation de richesses, de provisions. « l accumulation des stocks »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • accumulation — ac·cu·mu·la·tion n: increase or growth by addition esp. when continuous or repeated; specif: 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… …   Law dictionary

  • Accumulation — Ac*cu mu*la tion, n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F. accumulation.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accumulation — Accumulation. sub. f. v. Amas, entassement, surabondance. Accumulation de richesses. accumulation de droit. par accumulation de droit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • accumulation — (n.) late 15c., from L. accumulationem (nom. accumulatio) a heaping up, noun of action from pp. stem of accumulare to heap up, amass, from ad in addition (see AD (Cf. ad )) + cumulare heap up, from cumulus heap (see CUMULUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • accumulation — [n] gathering or amassing accession, accretion, addition, agglomeration, aggrandizement, aggregation, amassment, augmentation, build up, chunk, collecting, collection, conglomeration, enlargement, gob, growth, heap, hoarding, hunk, increase,… …   New thesaurus

  • accumulation — Accumulation, f. acut. Accumulatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • accumulation — [ə kyo͞om΄yo͞o lā′shən, ə kyo͞om΄yəlā′shən] n. 1. an accumulating or being accumulated; collection 2. accumulated or collected material; heap 3. the addition to capital of interest or profits …   English World dictionary

  • Accumulation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Accumulation », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot accumulation est employé dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ACCUMULATION — s. f. Entassement, amas de plusieurs choses ajoutées les unes aux autres. Il se dit Des choses physiques et Des choses morales. Accumulation de matériaux, de marchandises, de denrées. Accumulation de biens, d honneurs. Accumulation de preuves.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ACCUMULATION — n. f. Action d’accumuler ou Résultat de cette action. Il se dit des Choses physiques et des Choses morales. Accumulation de matériaux, de marchandises, de denrées. Accumulation de biens, d’honneurs. Accumulation de preuves. Accumulation… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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