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Definition 1: the act of accumulating - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for accumulation in the sense of this definition

(accumulation is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the act of building up an accumulation

"I envied his rapid buildup of assets" "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"

Definition 2: several things grouped together or considered as a whole - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for accumulation in the sense of this definition

(accumulation is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of accumulation ) all the gods of a religion

(... is a kind of accumulation ) anti-communist countries collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the nations of the European continent collectively

"the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the nations of the Asian continent collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the nations of the North American continent collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the nations of Central America collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the nations of the South American continent collectively

"South America is an important market for goods from the United States"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) (astronomy) a hypothetical huge collection of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto; perturbations (as by other stars) can upset a comet's orbit and may send it tumbling toward the sun

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice; includes broad guidelines as well as detailed procedures

(... is a kind of accumulation ) signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)

"there will be signage displayed at each post"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) all the animal life in a particular region or period

"the fauna of China" "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of docile animals for children to pet and feed

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) collection of materials of or characteristic of the Victorian era

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of things sharing a common attribute

"there are two classes of detergents"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a miscellaneous collection of things sold together

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

"the defense called for a mistrial"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area

"the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

(... is a kind of accumulation ) group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of live animals for study or display

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

"statistical data"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of anecdotes about a person or place

(... is a kind of accumulation ) any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered

"your mail is on the table" "is there any post for me?" "she was opening her post"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of precious things

"the trunk held all her meager treasures"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) any collection of valuables that is discovered

"her book was a treasure trove of new ideas" "mother's attic was a treasure trove when we were looking for antiques"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the place names of a region or a language considered collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time

(... is a kind of accumulation ) group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation

"the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism" "has a large repertory of dialects and characters"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

"a great assortment of cars was on display" "he had a variety of disorders" "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of things or persons to be handled together

(... is a kind of accumulation ) all the loaves of bread baked at the same time

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of pictures of criminals

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of small fragments considered as a whole

"Berlin was bombed to smithereens" "his hopes were dashed to smithereens" "I wanted to smash him to smithereens" "the toilet bowl ws blown to smithereens"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

"processions were forbidden"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of bottles

"her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) any collection in its entirety

"she bought the whole caboodle"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of coins

(... is a kind of accumulation ) any collection of diverse things

"a collage of memories"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) (usually plural) everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

"he emptied the contents of his pockets" "the two groups were similar in content"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of writings

"he edited the Hemingway corpus"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of people or things appearing together

"the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) tenants of an estate considered as a group

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made

"they run things by the book around here"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit

"he reserved a large block of seats" "he held a large block of the company's stock"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection or stock of drugs

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

(... is a kind of accumulation ) collection of clothing belonging to one person

(... is a kind of accumulation ) collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

(... is a kind of accumulation ) (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of art works

(... is a kind of accumulation ) an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of related things intended for use together

"took a battery of achievement tests"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes

(... is a kind of accumulation ) flagstones collectively

"there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) bits and splinters and fragments

"it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities

(... is a kind of accumulation ) an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together

"a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph" "a great congregation of birds flew over"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind

(... is a kind of accumulation ) materials relating to Judaism

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)

(... is a kind of accumulation ) (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

(... is a kind of accumulation ) myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person

(... is a kind of accumulation ) all the plant and animal life of a particular region

(... is a kind of accumulation ) an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of objects laid on top of each other

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the nations possessing nuclear weapons

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a complete collection of similar things

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

"I didn't hold a good hand all evening" "he kept trying to see my hand"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) in a hand, the suit having the most cards

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of stamps

(... is a kind of accumulation ) statues collectively

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the final aggregate

"the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a jumbled collection or mass

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a collection of gimmicks

(... is an instance of accumulation) a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism

(... is an instance of accumulation) (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them

Definition 3: (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation - [noun denoting possession]

(accumulation is a kind of ...) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

(... is a kind of accumulation ) a supply of something available for future use

"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

(accumulation belongs to category ...) the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

Definition 4: an increase by natural growth or addition - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for accumulation in the sense of this definition

(accumulation is a kind of ...) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage

"a traffic backup on the main street" "he discovered a backup in the toilet"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the result of the process of accumulation

"the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"

(... is a kind of accumulation ) the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

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