accumulation-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the activity of aggregating, piling up

Commentary: ACCUMULATION[+activity][+aggregation][+gradual]

His uncle's lifelong goal was the accumulation of a large fortune.
Ventilating the boat will prevent an accumulation of gasoline fumes below deck.
Each individual's accumulation of knowledge is a personal journey.
The nation's continual accumulation of debt worries some economists.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: an assembled pile of things, an aggregation

Commentary: ACCUMULATION[+entity][+group][+assemblage][+pile]

Mary was depressed by the accumulation of paperwork sitting on her desk.
There is such an accumulation of dust bunnies under this bed!
John cleaned out an accumulation of leaves in his gutters.


Sense Number 3: monetary growth based on interest, or profit

Commentary: ACCUMULATION[+quantity][+sum][+money][+increasing]

The company kept its profits this year as an accumulation, rather than issuing dividends to shareholders.
What is the accumulation of the bank's 12-month certificate of deposit?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)