Origin of accumulation
Examples from the Web for accumulation
And if you go through enough of it, this accumulation comes to be your calling card of wisdom.It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’|Tim Teeman|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In both countries, the rulers place the accumulation of wealth far ahead of the welfare of the nation.
“We think it was the accumulation [of hits],” says his mother Kristin.Friday Night Lights Out: The Concussion Debate Hits the Texas Youth Leagues|Pete Freedman|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Democratic politics are the accumulation of a great many small decisions and actions that will accrue to what seems a big picture.
This makes no sense if the goal is accumulation of human capital.
That there shall be accumulation of former labour, or Capital.Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight
Recently, too, owing to the establishment of a banking system, accumulation in private money became possible.The Woman Who Vowed|Ellison Harding
In one place there was an accumulation of dirt a couple of feet thick.Memoirs of Leonora Christina|Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
But I must leave my papers, the accumulation of twenty-five years, comprising thousands of letters from predestined rebels.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
He heard in a profound ancient male unfamiliar melody the accumulation of the past.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for accumulation
- the continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or earnings
- (in computing the yield on a bond purchased at a discount) the amount that is added to each yield to bring the cost of the bond into equality with its par value over its lifeCompare amortization (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for accumulation
late 15c., from Latin accumulationem (nominative accumulatio) "a heaping up," noun of action from past participle stem of accumulare "to heap up, amass," from ad- "in addition" (see ad-) + cumulare "heap up," from cumulus "heap" (see cumulus).