Definition of amassment in English:

amassment

Line breaks: amass|ment
Pronunciation: /əˈmasmənt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The accumulation of wealth or other resources: capitalism encourages the amassment of money
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  • While exploring ideas of anxiety, autobiography, and taxonomy, Amundson and Gour's work goes beyond posing the question of why people collect, and seeks to understand how people delineate their existence through the amassment of things.
  • He remarked recently on "the reluctance of many of our colleagues" to acknowledge the unconstitutional amassment of power by the White House.
  • The film played in perfect synchrony with rhetoric about the necessity of increasing military power and the amassment of nuclear arms.
1.1 [count noun] A mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired: the sheer amassment of evidence seems convincing amassments of words
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  • Along with his world-class Mantle collection, Spence also owns one of the greatest amassments of PSA graded cards in existence.
  • The length of the rock amassments on the valley floor is 1.5 km.
  • These measurements avoid dangerous amassments of molluscs along the nets and snails may be fed more quickly and weeding is facilitated.

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