Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) Accumulation is the process of bringing things together. (noun) An accumulation of something is a number or amount of it that has come together over time.

Examples: (noun) The process of salt accumulation in the soil speeds up under poor watering conditions. (noun) Private investment helped to boost capital accumulation. (noun) There was an accumulation of dirt on the part of the floor people were walking on. (noun) The failure to pump leads to an accumulation of blood in the heart.

Synonyms: nouns: build-up, growth, gathering.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 C