accumulation

I
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of amassing]
Syn. collection, buildup, amassing, accretion, aggregation, augmentation, inflation, addition, enlargement, multiplication, intensification, accession, agglomeration, growth, collecting, amassment, gathering, hoarding, growth by addition, increase, conglomeration.
Ant. reduction*, dispersal, diminution.
2. [A heap]
Syn. mass, pile, quantity; see heap .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
collection, heap, pile, gathering, accretion, assembly, aggregation, agglomeration, conglomeration, mass, growth, accrual, swelling, hoard, stockpile.
ANT.: dispersal, disbursement, shedding, scattering
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A quantity accumulated: aggregation, amassment, assemblage, collection, congeries, cumulation, gathering, mass. See COLLECT.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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