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English noun: accumulation

1. accumulation (process) an increase by natural growth or addition


Synonymsaccretion


Broader (hypernym)growth, increase, increment


Narrower (hyponym)backup, buildup, deposit, deposition

2. accumulation (group) several things grouped together or considered as a whole


Synonymsaggregation, assemblage, collection


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping


Narrower (hyponym)agglomerate, agglomeration, air power, ana, armamentarium, art collection, Asia, assortment, aviation, backlog, batch, batch, battery, biology, biota, block, book, book, botany, bottle collection, bunch, bundle, caboodle, category, Central America, class, clutch, coin collection, collage, combination, congregation, content, convoy, corpus, crop, cumulation, cumulus, data, deal, defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team, ensemble, Europe, exhibition, expo, exposition, extragalactic nebula, family, fauna, findings, flagging, fleet, fleet, fleet, flinders, flora, Free World, GAAP, galaxy, galaxy, generally accepted accounting principles, gimmickry, hand, heap, herbarium, hit parade, information, job lot, Judaica, jurisprudence, kludge, law, library, library, long suit, lot, mail, mass, menagerie, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, mound, mythology, North America, nuclear club, Oort cloud, pack, package, packet, pantheon, parcel, petting zoo, pharmacopoeia, pile, planting, population, post, potpourri, procession, program library, prosecution, repertoire, repertoire, repertory, repertory, rogue's gallery, rule book, salmagundi, set, signage, smithereens, smorgasbord, South America, stamp collection, statuary, string, subroutine library, sum, sum total, summation, tenantry, Third World, tout ensemble, traffic, treasure, treasure trove, trinketry, troponomy, troponymy, universe, variety, vegetation, Victoriana, wardrobe, wardrobe, zoology


Instance hyponymMagi, Nag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi Library, Wise Men

3. accumulation (act) the act of accumulating


Synonymsaccrual, accruement


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up


Narrower (hyponym)buildup

4. accumulation (possession) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation


Broader (hypernym)earnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits


Narrower (hyponym)backlog, fund, reserve, stock, stockpile, store


Domain categoryfinance









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