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accumulation

Line breaks: ac¦cu¦mu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /əkjuːmjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of accumulation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The acquisition or gradual gathering of something: the accumulation of wealth
More example sentences
  • Such gradual accumulation overcomes our defense mechanisms and often as not causes renal failure.
  • Neither imperialism nor colonialism is a simple act of accumulation and acquisition.
  • This majority alliance is a process of gradual accumulation.
1.1 [count noun] A mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired: the accumulation of paperwork on her desk
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  • Unlike most ski nations, there is no tradition of blasting snow-heavy slopes to release dangerous accumulations in the back-country.
  • Forecasters expect significant accumulations of snow from Virginia and North Carolina into New England.
  • Therefore, there is a strong possibility that dangerous accumulations of this toxicant exist in humans and animals.
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