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Accumulation Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    accumulation n
  1. an increase by natural growth or addition [syn: accretion]
  2. several things grouped together or considered as a whole [syn: collection, aggregation, assemblage]
  3. the act of accumulating [syn: accrual, accruement]
  4. (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
Accumulation Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
  2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof. Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored. An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules.
Accumulation Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Accumulation, Conservation, Correlation, & Degradation of energy, etc. (Physics) See under Accumulation, Conservation, Correlation, etc. Syn: Force; power; potency; vigor; strength; spirit; efficiency; resolution.
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  • Accumulation: Accumulation may refer to: Accumulation: None , a 2002 lo-fi album. Capital accumulation , the gathering of objects of value. ice accumulation ...
  • Capital accumulation: Most generally, the accumulation of capital refers simply to the gathering or amassment of objects of value; the increase in wealth; or the ...
  • Glacier ice accumulation: Glacier ice accumulation occurs through accumulation of snow and other frozen precipitation , as well as through other means including ...
  • Bioaccumulation: Bioaccumulation refers to the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other organic chemicals in an organism Bioaccumulation ...
  • Accumulation zone: On a glacier , the accumulation zone is the area above the firn line, where snowfall accumulates and exceeds the losses from ablation ...
  • Socialist accumulation: Socialist accumulation (in particular, primitive Socialist accumulation) was a concept in Socialist economy put forth in the early Soviet ...
  • Primitive accumulation of capital: In Marxist economics and preceding theories the problem of primitive accumulation (also previous accumulation, original accumulation) of ...

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* Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident -- the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society. - Edward C. Banfield

* The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. - Tryon Edwards

* Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge. - Ivon Petrovich Pavlov


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