[uh-kroo-uh l]


the act or process of accruing.
something accrued; accretion.

Origin of accrual

First recorded in 1875–80; accrue + -al2
Related formsnon·ac·cru·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for accrual

buildup, increase, accumulation, amassment, amassing

British Dictionary definitions for accrual



the act of accruing
something that has accrued
accounting a charge incurred in one accounting period that has not been paid by the end of it
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Word Origin and History for accrual

1782, from accrue + -al (2).

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